Geographic Information Science (GISc) Advanced Certificate

The Advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISc) consists of 17-20 credits of graduate-level coursework, and builds on the strengths of Lehman's Masters of Science Program in GISc (MS-GISc). This Certificate is designed to attract and prepare professionals in the New York City metropolitan region and beyond who work in the various fields involving spatial information, such as urban planning, environmental management, public health, engineering, and sustainable development, for new or augmented careers incorporating GISc. It is intended to give the students the opportunity to develop or upgrade their skills and knowledge of GISc especially as applied to their particular fields. The GISc Certificate Program courses also can be applied toward the MS-GISc graduate degree if the courses comply with the College's transfer of credit or change of degree policies.

The admission requirements for the Advanced GISc Certificate are as follows:

  • a minimum of 3.0 GPA in previous coursework at the post-secondary level;
  • submission of all undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts;
  • submission of academic or professional letters of recommendation (two minimum);
  • a current CV; and
  • a personal essay or statement about your interest in GISc and the MS-GISc Program at Lehman College.

Two Required Courses (8 Credits)

GEP 605Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems

4

GEP 690Workshop in Geographic Information Science (GISc) Research

3

9-12 Credits to be chosen from the following elective courses:

GEP 504Basic Mapping Applications and Analysis

3

GEP 505Principles of Geographic Information Science

3

GEP 602Biogeography and GISc

4

GEP 606Raster Analysis

3

GEP 610Spatial Analysis of Urban Health

3

GEP 620Demography and Population Geography with GISc

3

GEP 621Principles and Applications in Remote Sensing

4

GEP 630Geostatistics and Spatial Analytical Concepts

3

GEP 631Advanced Remote Sensing

4

GEP 632Environmental Health and Geographic Information Sciences (GISc)

3

GEP 635Natural Hazards and Risk Analysis with GIS

4

GEP 640Urban Geography and Geographic Information Science (GISc)

3

GEP 641Digital Image Analysis

4

GEP 650Topics in Regional Geography and Applied Analysis

3

GEP 660Geovisualization and Analytical Cartography

4

GEP 662Introduction to Programming for GISc

3

GEP 664Spatial Database Management

3

GEP 675Data Acquisition and Integration Methods for GIS Analysis

3

GEP 680Emerging Issues and Methods in Geographic Information Science

3

GEP 689Methods Seminar in Geographic Information Science (GISc)

3

(Other courses may be substituted with department permission.)