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Geographic Information Sciences

What is Geographic Information Science?
This program offers specialized training in applied and theoretical geospatial techniques, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and cartography. The program is designed to provide experience in quantitative spatial analysis through the use of geographic information systems, working with remotely sensed imagery and field-derived data, and effective communication through maps. The certificate serves as a supplement to standard degree programs. It provides essential training for those seeking careers in the geospatial technologies in both the public and private sector.

Need Advising?
For advisor contact information and current semester advising hours please refer to the Geography department advising page

Affiliated Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty
Drs. Suzanne Wechsler, Christopher Lee, Christine Rodrigue, Hyowon Ban, Linna Li

Enrolling in the Certificate Program

Undergraduate Students

Currently enrolled undergraduate students may earn the certificate in conjunction with their bachelor’s degree. Consult with the certificate advisor to review your current status and discuss adding the certificate to your program.

Post-baccalaureate students

Currently enrolled graduate students may earn the certificate in conjunction with their Master’s degree. Consult with your program advisor and the certificate advisor to review your current status and discuss adding the certificate to your program. Students not currently enrolled at CSULB may apply to the program as a post-baccalaureate student. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Admission guidelines for post-baccalaureate students: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/postbaccalaureate.html

Application deadlines:

  • Spring admission: November 1st of the prior year
  • Fall admission: June 1st

For more information on application procedures, deadline dates, and tuition and fees see: http://www.csulb.edu/admissions/apply-csulb

Requirements for the Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences