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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geospatial Intelligence Certificate

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Curriculum Requirements:

Curriculum Requirements: The Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) is housed in the Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences Department and is open to all undergraduate students enrolled at NCCU. The certificate provides students with opportunities and capabilities in Geospatial Intelligence and opens up avenues for students to work in the Intelligence Communities and allied disciplines. The GEOINT Certificate aims to train students in skills associated with the changing world where national security intersects with environmental issues such as anthropogenic changes to our planet.  Students from the Geospatial Science concentration in DEEGS should be able to complete the GEOINT certificate in conjunction with their BS. It is likely that students from allied disciplines will have to take GEOINT specific courses in addition to their degree requirements.

1. Semester Hours : 21 Hours

2. General Education Requirement:

Students seeking admission will complete and submit an application to Undergraduate Admissions.  Applications are welcome from any student who falls in one of the following three categories:

  •     Completed the requirements for a first undergraduate degree from any accredited US institution of higher education or an associate degree from a US community college with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  •     Is in or about to begin his or her junior year of coursework for a degree meeting requirements in any US institution of higher education or an associate degree from a US community college with an overall GPA of  2.75 or higher.
  •     Is an international transfer student who, after a degree/credentials audit to be conducted by NCCU, is found to have appropriate equivalent credentials as noted in (1) or (2) above.

3. Program Requirements:

Admitted students will complete the following courses at NCCU. They are allowed to transfer less than 50% of the courses into the certificate for a total of 3 courses or 9 credits.

GEOG 3430  -  Principles of Remote Sensing ( 3 )  

GEOG 3435  -  Geographic Information Systems ( 3 )  

GEOG 4010  -  Applied Geographic Information Systems ( 3 )  

GEOG 4130  -  Geospatial Statistics ( 3 )  

GEOG 4320  -  Seminar in Cartographic Research ( 3 )  

ENSC 4800  -  Introduction to Research ( 1 to 3 )  

4. Concentration Requirements:

Maintain a 2.5 GPA in all the courses included in the certificate.

5. Additional Requirements:

To be admitted to NCCU as an undergraduate student or as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student.

Program Notes:

The students can complete the certificate coursework concurrently while working on their final two years of undergraduate studies at NCCU

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