GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN
Remote Sensing and Earth Observation

Aid decision-making by collecting information about large geographic areas over time and integrating it with other data sources.

CERTIFICATE TYPE
Graduate
MODE OF STUDY
Online
ADMISSION
Year Round
REQUIREMENTS
12 Credits
COMPLETION TIME
~1 Year
TUITION
$1007 per credit hour

Program Overview

Our Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation is designed to help current and aspiring professionals become knowledgeable and skillful users of remotely sensed data and technologies in geospatial systems and analyses. 

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Analysis
Analysis

Apply imagery and terrain data to diverse scenarios faced by the geospatial professional.

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LIDAR
Lidar

Leverage commercial lidar data sources and information products in applications such as topographic mapping, vegetation analysis, and 3D modeling of urban infrastructure.

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Emerging Trends
Emerging Trends

Through discussion and laboratory experiences, explore emerging trends in high-performance remote sensing for geospatial analysis.

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Project Management
Project Management

Develop analytical workflows to derive products and extract information from remotely sensed data for a broad range of applications.

Prepared for the Future


Graduates of this program will have a strong foundation in image analysis and related technologies to apply to a variety of fields. Many students continue their studies in one of our online master’s degree programs.

Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation is a 12-credit, fully online certificate program. Credits earned can be applied toward the Master of GIS and Master of Science in Spatial Data Science degree programs. The certificate consists of a combination of required courses (9 credits) and an elective course (3 credits).

The typical student course load is one course per 10-week session. At that pace, students can complete the certificate in less than one year. Time off can be taken between courses if necessary.

COURSE NUMBERTITLENEXT OFFERINGTECHNOLOGY
GEOG 480 Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applications Fall 2, 2022 ArcGIS Pro
GEOG 481 Topographic Mapping with Lidar Fall 2, 2022 ArcGIS Pro, GeoCue LP360
GEOG 883 Remote Sensing Image Analysis and Applications Spring 1, 2023 Amazon Web Services, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, eCognition Developer

Each of these courses is worth three credits.

COURSE NUMBERTITLENEXT OFFERINGTECHNOLOGY
GEOG 589 Emerging Trends in Remote Sensing Fall 2, 2022 ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, Google Earth Engine, Javascript, Python
GEOG 892 Unmanned Aerial Systems Spring 2, 2023 Pix4D

Each of these courses is worth three credits.

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