Geography

Dr. Bradley Shellito

Certificate Program Director

DeBartolo Hall 440

330-941-7190

bashellito@ysu.edu

Certificate Description

This 12 hour certificate is designed to meet the needs of students to utilize geospatial technologies (including geographic information systems and remote sensing) in a wide variety of fields from multiple graduate programs at YSU.   This multi-disciplinary approach allows for students to combine applications of geospatial science and technologies with addressing research questions and problems from many different programs.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate degree with overall GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements:  12 hours

COURSE TITLE S.H.
Required Courses (9 SH):
GEOG 6901Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
GEOG 6902Introduction to Remote Sensing3
GEOG 6903Advanced Geographic Information Science3
Choose One Course from the Following (3 SH):3
Ecology of Lakes (*)
Stream Ecology (*)
Forest Ecology (*)
Gathering and Using Information in Criminal Justice
Applied Police Correction Management
Principles of Computer Programming
Advanced Database Design and Administration
Data Visualization
Predictive Modeling Algorithms
Directed Research in Geography (**)
Advanced Remote Sensing
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Applied History
Practicum in Applied History (*)
Biostatistics in Public Health
Policy and Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health
Statistical Data Mining
Statistical Computing
Advanced Data Analysis
* This course is allowed for credit in the Graduate GSAT certificate only if it contains a significant Geospatial Science and Technology component and is given approval by the chairperson
** This course is allowed for credit in the Graduate GSAT certificate only if it contains a significant Geospatial Science and Technology component, is taken for 3 s.h. of credit, and is given approval by the chairperson

Learning Outcomes

Understand the fundamental principles and capabilities of geospatial technologies, including geographic information science and remote sensing.

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of geospatial technologies to effectively map, analyze, visualize, query, and manipulate spatial and non-spatial data.

Utilize geospatial analytical methods to solve location-based problems and properly evaluate the results.