The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University offers a certificate program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS interfaces, like ESRI ArcGIS, are focused on integration, management and interpretation of remote and ground-based datasets and are important tools for a variety of fields, including physical and environmental sciences, life science, urban planning and management, political science, civil engineering, anthropology, economy/business, education administration, real estate, public health and health care.
The primary goal of this certificate program is to ensure that students become grounded in GIS concepts and theory including organization, management, and visualization of geospatial data, as well as in the acquisition and interpretation of remote datasets.
A minimum of 13 credits distributed over two required courses and two electives is necessary to complete the GIS certificate. This coursework is typically completed over two years.
|EENS 3150/6150/EBIO 6150||Intro to GIS (Fall and Summer)||4|
|EENS 4030/6030||Advanced GIS (Spring and Summer)||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Intro Remote Sensing (Fall)|
|Remote Sensing for Env Anlys (Spring)|
|Geospatial and Numerical Methods (Fall)|
|Independent Study in GIS and Remote Sensing|
Special Topics 1
|Total Credit Hours||13|
Student can use GIS and Remote Sensing in any research topic. (Independent study should be approved by the Director of GIS program), Fall, Spring, Summer. Students cannot exceed 3 credits for special topic courses.