What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

17-19 hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

FALL SEMESTER

  • Admissions Application Opens: August 1
  • Final Application Deadline: April 1

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: October 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: December 1

SUMMER SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: February 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: April 1

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Geosciences, Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

This program allows an undergraduate in any major to gain training and certification in Geographic Information Systems. This is a hot field that can add strength to careers in geography, geology, public health, sociology, policy, business, anthropology and other fields.

The Department of Geosciences includes a diverse faculty of scholars from the disciplines of geography, geology and hydrology. Research clusters in the department investigate pressing urban environmental issues, including water (from water governance to water quality and quantity), climate change and quantity, geochemical processes, and geographical information systems and informatics.

Geosciences, Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

This program allows an undergraduate in any major to gain training and certification in Geographic Information Systems. This is a hot field that can add strength to careers in geography, geology, public health, sociology, policy, business, anthropology and other fields.

The Department of Geosciences includes a diverse faculty of scholars from the disciplines of geography, geology and hydrology. Research clusters in the department investigate pressing urban environmental issues, including water (from water governance to water quality and quantity), climate change and quantity, geochemical processes, and geographical information systems and informatics.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

17-19 hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

FALL SEMESTER

  • Admissions Application Opens: August 1
  • Final Application Deadline: April 1

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: October 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: December 1

SUMMER SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: February 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: April 1

View Undergraduate Deadlines

Careers

Geographic Information Science is a rapidly growing discipline with applications in many fields. There is a strong demand for proficient users of geospatial technology in industry, consulting firms and governmental agencies at all levels.

Program Details

If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application. Find out more about applying.

International students: International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S. Learn more about the application process.

Transfer students: If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. View the details.

This program provides undergraduate students with a solid foundation in GIS geospatial technology.

Students are required to take GEOG 4518 (Digital Cartography), GEOG 4532 (Intro to GIS), GEOG 4534 (Advanced GIS) and then select two more electives from the other GIS-related courses offered (GEOG 4520, 4530, 4536, 4538, 4834, GEOL 4123, CSC 1310, or PMAP 4421). One of these must be completed in the Department of Geosciences.

For general tuition information, check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

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Contacts

Department of Geosciences
Langdale Hall, Suite 730
38 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing address:
Department of Geosciences
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA 30302

Phone: 404-413-5750
Fax: 404-413-5768
Email: geosciences@gsu.edu

College of Arts & Sciences
25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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