Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Geospatial Science

The Geospatial Science program supports the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing needs for a wide range of departments on the Stony Brook campuses. These tools are extensively used in the sciences (including geology, marine, environmental, anthropology, etc.), the social sciences (including sociology, political science, urban planning), in the corporate and non-profit world, public health, security, and disaster response. The program is design to give each student a firm foundation in Geospatial Science while allowing the flexibility to learn the tools needed for their chosen discipline.

The Advanced Graduate Geospatial Science (GSS) Certificate will allow graduate students and working professionals to advance their GIS knowledge and employment opportunities with an industry-recognized certificate. The program will require students to earn 18 credits in addition to holding a BA, BS, or graduate degree. The program courses will be offered in the traditional semester format (both on campus and online) and during summer sessions. The flexible scheduling is intended to allow students to complete the certificate requirements quickly and at times that are convenient for the working profession.