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.

This undergraduate certificate program also may be completed as stand-alone credential. However, students must be enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Program Requirements

Core Coursework6
Introduction to Mapping and Geospatial Technologies
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Elective Coursework9
Select 3 courses (9 hours) from the following:
GIS and Water Resources
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Introduction to Spatial Statistics
Introduction to Programming for GIS and Spatial Data Analysis
GIS and Public Health
GIS & Urban Demographic Analysis
Spatial and Non-Spatial Database Management
Advanced Remote Sensing
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Special Topics (Web Mapping)
Minimum Total Hours15

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.