The University of Texas At San Antonio

 Certification of Professional Development in
 Geographical Information Science


The Certification of Professional Development in Geographic Information Science is a 15-hour program. The purpose of the Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science is to train individuals from a broad range of academic disciplines to be competent users of Geographic Information Science and the related tools of Remote Sensing and Web-based GIS data publication and sharing. Although the program is generally oriented toward geological sciences professionals, individuals with business, social science, medical, engineering, computer science, criminal science or education backgrounds will benefit from this professional certificate. Individuals completing this certificate will gain a practical and hands-on knowledge of Geospatial Science. All courses taken in the Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science program may be applied toward a Master’s degree in Geology or Environmental Science, a Doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Engineering, or other graduate degree with approval of the Graduate Advisor of Record of the degree program.

Degree seeking, special graduate or non-degree-seeking students from any discipline at UTSA are allowed to complete the Certificate.  If you are interested you must fill out the UTSA Graduate Certificate form and turn it into the Department of Geological Sciences office, Flawn Science Building (FLN) 4.02.08.

If you have a bachelor's degree from another institution and you are only interested in the Certification program, please apply to UTSA as a Special (non-degree seeking) student.

For further information regarding the Certification in GIS program, please contact Dr. Hongjie Xie, email:, or telephone: (210) 458-5445.



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