Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Geographic Information Science Certificate

GISC-C-GIS
Subject:  Administered by the Department of Geography and Planning.
Plan:  Consists of 30.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, when the requirements are completed, will lead to a Certificate being awarded upon completion of any Program at Queen’s University.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
GPHY 242Remote Sensing I: Remote Sensing of the Environment3.00
GPHY 243Geographic Information Science3.00
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
GPHY 345Spatial Analysis3.00
B. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing
Cartography and Computer Aided Design
GIS and Modelling for Environmental Applications
Application Design and Customization in GIS
2. Option
A. Select 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Elements of Computing Science
Introduction to Computing Science I
Spatial Information Management in the Geosciences
Visualization in the Geosciences (1.50)
The Digital Earth: Geospatial Data and Earth Observation
Landscape Ecology
Maps and Society
Photogrammetry
Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing
Applications for Geospatial Technology for Business
Cartography and Computer Aided Design
GIS and Modelling for Environmental Applications
Multivariate and Spatial Statistics
Application Design and Customization in GIS
GIScience and Public Health
Special Topics Geographic Information Science
Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes
MATH
Total Units30.00

3. Additional Requirements      

A. A maximum of 3.0 units in MATH may be used towards the Certificate.

B. Only 3.0 units from GPHY 415 Advanced Analysis of Earth Surface Processes will be counted towards the Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISC).

4. Notes

A. Students may do an independent study course (i.e., GPHY 501 Special Studies in Geography, GPHY 594 Independent Study or GPHY 595 Independent Study) with a faculty member in Geography and Planning on a geographic information science topic upon approval of the Undergraduate Committee.  This course may be counted toward the Certificate as an option course with approval of the Undergraduate Committee.

B. Students must pass all courses relating to the Certificate with a GPA of 1.90, and must have completed their degree program requirements in order to receive the Certificate.

C. Students considering adding the Certificate in Geographic Information Science to their degree program should consult as soon as possible with the Department of Geography and Planning.  The Certificate in Geographic Information Science will be awarded upon successful completion of a degree program at Queen’s University.