Dr. Bradley Shellito
Certificate Program Director
DeBartolo Hall 440
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.
Certificate Requirements: 12 hours
|Required Courses (9 SH):|
|GEOG 6901||Introduction to Geographic Information Science||3|
|GEOG 6902||Introduction to Remote Sensing||3|
|GEOG 6903||Advanced Geographic Information Science||3|
|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|
|Predictive Modeling Algorithms|
|Directed Research in Geography (**)|
|Advanced Remote Sensing|
|Sedimentology and Stratigraphy|
|Practicum in Applied History (*)|
|Biostatistics in Public Health|
|Policy and Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health|
|Statistical Data Mining|
|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
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.