Learn New Ways to Collect and Analyze Data
Geospatial analysis is the collection, analysis, and visualization of spatial data. Doing geospatial analysis requires the ability to use software including geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing and may require the ability to use equipment and hardware that integrate with the software including sensors and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for geospatial information systems (GIS) will be high over the next decade and predicts a growth of over 35% a year and a shortage of people to fill jobs in this specialty area. The skills you will learn earning this certificate will complement many academic major(s), minors or graduate programs. You'll receive an important introduction to GIS, the operation of UAVs and improve your data analysis and decision-making skills.
Degrees & Offerings
Learn to use geographic information systems, remote sensing and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to conduct geospatial analyses. This 12-credit hour graduate certificate offers an additional credential for those looking to work in fields such as soil and plant science, environmental science and landscape management.
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- Completed application
- $35 application fee
- Official transcripts*
- Letters of recommendation*
- Admission test scores*
- Statement of purpose
*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to the current graduate catalog at catalog.usd.edu. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.
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