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Graduate GIScience Certificate

A total of 17 graduate credits are required to receive a graduate GIScience certificate at UNOmaha. The curriculum stresses spatial theory, oral and written communication, computer training, problem-solving skills, and GIS industry experience.

UNO Dept. of Geography/Geology GIS Laboratory

The student must demonstrate a background in geography, statistics, and computer science. Prerequisites could include courses such as the following:
GEOG 1020: Human Geography
GEOG 1070: Physical Geography: Soils and Landforms
MATH 1530: Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
CIST 1400: Introduction to Computer Programming

Required courses:
GEOG 8535: Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (2 cr)
GEOG 8545: Cartography and Geographic Information Systems Lab (2 cr)
GEOG 8056: GIS I (3 cr)
GEOG 8666: GIS II (4 cr)

Two of the following courses:
GEOG 8016: Conservation of Natural Resources (3 cr)
GEOG 8036: Computer Mapping and Cartographic Visualization (3 cr)
GEOG 8636: Environmental Remote Sensing (4 cr)
GEOG 8670: Advanced Cartographic Methods
ISQA 8410: Database Management
GEOG 8800: Internship in Environmental/Regional Planning (3 cr) - highly recommended for practical experience
An approved graduate course in statistics.

Students may substitute advanced courses in GIScience for required courses already taken. Students will be allowed a maximum of two substitutions for these required courses. Substitutions must be approved by the GIScience certificate program advisor.

For more information...
about the GIScience certificate, please contact us at:

Geography Graduate Program
Department of Geography & Geology
University of Nebraska - Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182
Tel. (402) 554 2662