Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate (Graduate)

Geographic information systems are essential tools for understanding and sharing environmental information. The geographic information systems (GIS) certificate provides students with a comprehensive grounding in the GIS skills in high demand in a wide range of environmental jobs.

Course requirements are (4 courses):


ENVSCI 623 "Introduction to GIS", 4 credits

ENVSCI 625 "Principles and Applications of Remote Sensing", 4 credits

Electives (2 courses from below options 600-level or above, 300- and 400-level with permission of GAME Director, Dr. Crystal Schaaf)

ENVSCI 627 "Environmental Modeling with Raster GIS"

ENVSCI 629 "Advanced Topics in GIS"

ENVSCI 688 "Advanced Marine GIS"

EEOS 798 "Internship" (3 credits minimum)

EEOS 697 "Special Topics" (to be used to take 300-level GIS course for graduate credit, 3 credit hour minimum; EEOS 360 or EEOS 381 or EEOS 383)

EEOS 472 "Programming for GIScience Applications"

Giving to UMass Boston

Support teaching and learning through a gift to the School for the Environment (SFE).