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The GIScience undergraduate certificate consists of 27 credit hours, primarily at the upper division level. S/U or P/NP grades are not acceptable. Students are required to complete five "core" courses that will provide a basic knowledge of the component fields.
The core courses are supplemented by elective upper division courses totaling 8 or more credits. These courses will be selected from a list of at least seventeen classes taught in six departments. These courses will be selected by the student in consultation with his or her advisor, with the goal of obtaining a deeper general understanding of the component fields, or to allow advanced study in a particular field.
You must already be an undergraduate student in residence here in Corvallis at OSU and working toward a B.S. or B.A. degree. If interested in the certificate, contact Certificate Program Director, Ms. Kuuipo Walsh, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, who will consult with and accept you into the program. Upon completion of the coursework, she will also ensure that the appropriate code (C540) for the undergraduate geographic information science certificate is added to your student record, and that a paper certificate is issued before you graduate. So there is actually no formal application form to fill out.
Go to the Academic Calendar, Schedule of Classes to search for a class to confirm availability.
NOTE: Students in Civil & Construction Engineering's Geomatics Program are very welcome to pursue the GIScience certificate, and related CEM coursework such as CEM 263 will be accepted.
Up to 12 credits may be fulfilled by taking equivalent classes at community colleges, but students will not receive upper-division credit at OSU.
Please discuss with the undergraduate certificate adviser.