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Geography and Anthropology Certificates

Gain extra expertise

A certificate or credential is a great addition to any degree and the knowledge you gain can set you apart when applying for jobs. The anthropology certificate serves to enrich and deepen student learning in other disciplines, providing anthropological perspectives to a variety of subjects. There are also four options of geospatial certificates to choose from at UW-Eau Claire that align with the Geospatial Competency Model developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Depending on your future aspirations, certificates range from broad to specific interests.

Anthropology Certificate

12 credits

The anthropology certificate offers a coherent disciplinary approach to subjects that are often shared with other disciplines and fields of study such as geography, history and biology. Courses examine culture as the human means of environmental adaptation and explore the range of variation in human behavior. 

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Geospatial certificates

There are four separate options for the geospatial certificate program: one general 12 credit option and three 18 credit options with different areas of emphasis. Successful completion of a geospatial ethics assessment is required — as are the following four core courses for each certificate:

  • GEOG 335 - Geographic Information Systems I (3 cr)
  • GEOG 336 - Geospatial Field Methods (pre. 335; 3 cr)
  • GEOG 337 - Geographic Information Systems II (pre. 335; 3 cr)
  • GEOG 338 - Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 cr)
Geospatial certificate 

12 credits

This certificate provides you with foundational knowledge and applications in geospatial technologies.

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Geospatial Certificate with Geographic Information Systems Emphasis

18 credits

This certificate provides knowledge and expertise to succeed in capturing, storing and displaying data related to positions on Earth. In addition to the four required core courses the following course is required and also choice between two electives:

Required

GEOG 435 - Geographic Information Systems III (pre. 335 & 337; 3 cr)

Electives (choose one)

GEOG 370 - Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 cr)
GEOG 455 - Web Geographic Information Systems (pre. 335; 3 cr)

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Geospatial Certificate with Remote Sensing Emphasis

18 credits

Use high-altitude satellite and aerial imagery as well as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to learn more about the earth's environmental characteristics. In addition to the four required core courses the following course is required and also choice between two electives:

Required

GEOG - 438 Advanced Remote Sensing (pre. 338; 3 cr)

Electives (choose one)

GEOG 358 - LiDAR Analysis & Applications (pre. 335 & 338)
GEOG 435 - Geographic Information Systems III (pre. 335 & 337)

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Geospatial Certificate with Mapping Emphasis

18 credits

While the Certificate is targeted primarily at professionals in the workforce who want to further their education by adding this credential onto their existing degrees, it provides current UW-Eau Claire students an opportunity to add a specific high demand set of skills and associated credentials onto their already marketable liberal arts degree from UW-Eau Claire. In addition to the four required core courses the following course is required and also choice between two electives:

Required

GEOG - 339 Computer Mapping (3 cr)

Electives (choose one)

GEOG 370 - Quantitative Methods in Geography (pre. 335)
GEOG 455 - Web Geographic Information Systems (pre. 335)

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Forms

Below are the pdf downloads for geospatial certificate selection and completion.

Geospatial Certificate Completion Form

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