Department of

Community And Regional Planning

GIS Graduate Certificate Program

GIS Courses

Foundations of GIS

  • CRP 551 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    {3 credits} Fall, Spring, Summer
  • GEOL 552 GIS for Geoscientists
    {3 credits}, Fall

GIS Tools and Techniques

  • CE 551 Urban Transportation Planning Models
    {3 credits} Fall
  • CRP 450x GeoDesign
    {3 credits} Spring
  • CRP 552 Geographic Data Management and Planning Analysis
    {3 credits} Spring
  • CRP 553 Analytical Planning and Visualization with GIS
    {3 credits} Spring
  • CRP 554x Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • CRP 556x GIS Programming and Automation
  • GEOL 588 GIS for Geoscientists II
    {3 credits} Spring
  • LA 302 Regional Landscape Design
    {6 credits} (non-major graduate credit, only 3 credits can be applied to the GIS Certificate) Spring
  • LA/CRP 558x Introduction to Web Mapping
    {3 credits}
  • LA 567 Advanced GIS Landscape Modeling
    {3 credits} Fall
  • NREM 345 Natural Resource Photogrammetry and Photo-Interpretation
    {2-3 credits}(non-major graduate credit), Spring
  • NREM 546 Integrating GPS and GIS for Natural Resource Management
    {3 credits} Fall
  • STAT 406 Statistical Methods for Spatial Data {3 credits}, alternate Spring
  • STAT 506 Spatial Statistics
    {3 credits}
  • MTEOR/GEOL/NREM 589 Survey of Remote Sensing Technologies {4 credits =  the Lecture 3 credits + the Lab 1 credit}

GIS Applications

  • If you are an ISU GIS Certificate student only, you should take an independent study (i.e., 590) to complete your GIS Application.
    • CRP 590 Special Topics O: Spatial Analytical Methods {3 credits} Fall, Spring, Summer
    • LA 590 Special Topics K: Computer Applications {3 credits} Fall, Spring, Summer
    • Note: This course will be taken in your adviser’s home department.
  • If you are an ISU Master’s student and you are using geospatial technology as part of your methodology in your Master’s Thesis or Professional Report, then you are eligible to use your Master’s Thesis or Professional Report as your GIS Application. Contact the Director of the GIS Certificate for approval.
    • If approved, you will be able to use your Master’s Thesis or Professional Report as your GIS Application.
    • In other words, you can use 599 or 699 courses from your home department.
  • If you are an ISU Doctoral student and you are using geospatial technology as part of your methodology in your PhD Dissertation, then you are eligible to use your PhD Dissertation as your GIS Application. Contact the Director of the GIS Certificate for approval.
    • If approved, you will be able to use your PhD Dissertation as your GIS Application.
    • in other words, you can use 599 or 699 courses from your home department.

GIS Seminar

  • CRP 595 Seminar in GIS Applications and Research
    {1 credit} Fall, Spring