Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each certificate course. Only NIU courses may be used for the certificate. Some courses may require prerequisites that are not part of the certificate curriculum.
The Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Geographic Information Systems requires two sets of courses.
Three required core courses (nine semester hours) taken in the following sequence: GEOG 256: Maps and Mapping GEOG 359: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems GEOG 459: Geographic Information Systems
Six semester hours of course work from these options that emphasize practical experience through the use of GIS: GEOG 391E: Internship: Geographic Information Systems GEOG 455: Land-Use Planning GEOG 460: Remote Sensing of the Environment GEOG 464: Location Analysis OR OMIS 379: Business Applications of GIS GEOG 467: Workshop in Cartography/GIS GEOG 491: Undergraduate Research in Geography GEOG 493: Computer Methods and Modeling GEOG 498M: Seminar in Current Problems - Methodology and Techniques