Remote Sensing Certificate Curriculum

The following chart lists the classes available for Certificate Program students. For course availability information, see our Course Calendar.

We encourage all prospective students to contact us to discuss a plan of study that fits your skills, experience, and professional goals.

RS Certificate - (12 credits)
Course Number Course Details Credits
GEOG 480

Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applications
Using imagery and terrain data in typical application scenarios faced by the geospatial professional.

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the certificate program in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation (http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-remote-sensing-earth-observation-certificate/overview)

3 credits
GEOG 481

Topographic Mapping with Lidar
Using airborne topographic lidar to create elevation models for GIS applications.

Prerequisite: GEOG 480

3 credits
GEOG 883

Remote Sensing Image Analysis and Applications
Applying digital image processing and analysis methods to typical application scenarios faced by the geospatial professional.

Prerequisite: GEOG 480

3 credits
4th Course Elective

Choose one of the following:

GEOG 589: Emerging Trends in Remote Sensing
Highlights emerging theoretical and methodological trends in high-performance remote sensing for geospatial analysis through discussion and laboratory experiences.
Prerequisites: GEOG 480 and GEOG 883.

GEOG 892: Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Introduces theory and methods for operating an unmanned aerial system for geospatial data acquisition and analysis.
Prerequisite: GEOG 480

3 credits