Geospatial Technologies, Applied (CGT)

Admission Requirements

Students seeking the certificate must apply in, and be approved by, the Department of Geographic and Environmental Sciences. Admission to the certificate program is open to any undergraduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at UofL must be in good standing to enter certificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies program.  First time freshmen, transfer, and postbaccalaureate applicants must meet the regular admission standards of the College of Arts and Sciences.  This undergraduate certificate program may be completed as a stand-alone credential; however, it will not be eligible for federal financial aid. Students enrolled in degree programs and pursuing this certificate may be eligible for federal financial aid.

Program Requirements

Core Coursework6
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Elective Coursework6
Select 2 courses (6 hours) from the following:
Introduction to Mapping and Geospatial Technologies
GIS and Water Resources
Introduction to Spatial Statistics
Introduction to Programming for GIS and Spatial Data Analysis
GIS and Public Health
GIS & Urban Demographic Analysis
Advanced Remote Sensing
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Special Topics (Web Mapping)
GIS and Retail Site Analysis
Minimum Total Hours12

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a certificate must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.  

One three-hour course from outside the Department of Geographic and Environmental Sciences may be applied as an elective towards the completion of the Certificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies. Courses will be approved on a case-by-case basis but must demonstrate substantive use of geospatial technologies such as GIS and/or remote sensing as an integral part of the curriculum.

Students must complete required courses for the certificate with a GPA of 2.75 or above.

Non-UofL students must meet the same requirements at an accredited institution.