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Graduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

Graduate School


Geospatial Science


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This program is offered in Durham.



Certificate Offered: Geospatial Science

The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science (GSS) at the University of New Hampshire is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide graduate level education in the applied and theoretical technology and applications of geospatial science. Students within the program are afforded the opportunity to build their five course certificate from a variety of required and elective classes from different disciplines to best fit their academic, research, or professional interests. The flexibility of this program makes it ideal for a student looking to complement their degree or a professional looking to build knowledge, skill and credentials within the Geospatial Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Five courses as chosen from the categories listed below are required.  Courses taken at other institutions are not eligible to be transferred into the program. 


Please visit the UNH Graduate School site for detailed instructions about applying to the certificate program. 

Certificate Requirements

The program of study required for the certificate consists of five courses and a total of 16 credit hours.

Course offerings and requirements are as follows: 

Elements of Geospatial Science (Core requirement)

Abbreviation Course Number Title
GSS   800   Elements of Geospacial Science  

Geographic Information Systems (One of the following)

Abbreviation Course Number Title
CIE   896   GIS in Water Resources  
GSS   805   Applied GIS for Research  
GSS/ESCI   807/895   GIS for Earth and Environmental Science  
NR   858   GIS for Community Mapping  
NR   860 *   GIS for Natural Resources  

Data Analysis (One of the following)

Abbreviation Course Number Title
BIOL   811   Applied Biostatistics II  
EOS   864 **   Data Analysis for Earth Systems Science  
MATH   836   Advanced Statistical Methods for Research  
MATH   839   Applied Regression Analysis  
MATH   944 **   Spatial Statistics  
SOC   901   Intermediate Social Statistics  

Electives (Two of the following)

Abbreviation Course Number Title
GSS   896   Crouwd Source Mapping  
ESCI   895   Time Series Analysis  
EOS   864 **   Data Analysis for Earth Systems Science  
EOS   896   Remote Sensing for Earth Systems Research  
MATH   885   Mathematics for Geodesy  
MATH   944 **   Spatial Statistics  
NR   857   Remote Sensing of the Environment  
NR   859 **   Digital Image Processing  
NR   882   Monitoring Forest Health  
NR   912   Sampling Techniques  
OE/ ESCI   871   Geodesy and Positioning  
OE/ ESCI   885   Coastal Remote Sensing  
SOC   897   Sociological Methods – Survey Research  

Please note the following when selecting a course: 
       *    = Prerequisite needed   
       ** =  Math 944 or EOS 864 may be taken as an elective if not used to fulfill the Data Analysis Core  requirement.