The GSAV Certificate is based on five course offerings, with two required courses and one elective course. A total of 12 hours is required for the campus certificate.
The two courses (8 hours) required of all students are:
- UPP 460, 4 hours—Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Visualization (offered fall & spring)
- UPP 461, 4 hours—Geographic Information Systems for Planning (formerly UPP 508; offered fall & spring)
Each student will develop more advanced skills in a particular aspect of geospatial analysis and visualization through the choice of one elective (4 hours) from among an additional three courses:
- UPP 462, 4 hours—Intermediate GIS for Planning (currently UPP 594: Special Topics in Urban Planning and Policy; offered fall & spring).
- UPP 463, 4 hours—Complexity-based Models for Planning and Policy (formerly UPP 555: Special Topics in Physical Planning; offered annually, variable fall or spring).
- UPP 464, 4 hours—Advanced Visualization Techniques (currently UPP 507: Computer Topics in Urban Planning; offered annually, variable fall or spring).
These courses allow students to focus on the geospatial analysis or visualization methods that are most applicable to their particular educational and career goals. The GSAV Campus Certificate will take 9-15 months to complete, based on a student’s time of admission, course load, and schedule of course offerings.
For more detailed descriptions of coursework, please refer to the UIC Graduate Catalog.
For information about course scheduling, please refer to the Two Year Plan for Course Availability on the UPP Classes page.