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Geospatial Intelligence Applications

Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Program

Todd Bacastow
2217 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 814-863-0049
Fax: 814-863-1564

The postbaccalaureate credit certificate in Geospatial Intelligence Applications provides a foundation in geospatial intelligence for the aspiring professional who has little or no experience in geography, geographic information systems, and remote sensing. The program addresses the theory, methodologies, techniques, and ethics in the professional application of geospatial intelligence. The curriculum integrates geospatial information science and analytic thinking in a synergistic manner. All candidates must take 13 credits, which includes a 3-credit course in geographic fundamentals of geospatial intelligence, a 3-credit course in the nature of geographic information course and 6 credits of geospatial information science and technology courses.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for Admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. 

An entering student must have worked, anticipates working, or completed in a satisfactory manner course work in an area related to interntional affairs, national security, law enforcement, or business. 


480. Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applications (3)
482. Making Maps That Matter with GIS (3)
483. Problem-Solving with GIS (3)
882. Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence (3)

Effective Date: Fall 2017
Expiration Date: Fall 2022

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2017


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