Geospatial Cybersecurity

The Geospatial Cybersecurity certificate combines foundational courses in computer programming, database and cybersecurity with the specialized study of geographic information systems. This program is designed to address the need for Cybersecurity GIS applications related to business, geospatial intelligence, education, healthcare, and numerous other employment fields.

Please read the following information carefully - university policy concerning certificates has changed.

Students interested in pursuing the Geospatial Cybersecurity Certificate must fill out the Declaration of Certificate Form.  This form must be signed by a Computer Science advisor and turned into the Registrar's office. 

Then you will apply online for your Completion of Certificate using the same instructions as applying for graduation online. If you have any issues with this email

All courses must have been completed within 5 years of receipt of application with a “C-" or higher.

Completion of the certificate will be noted on the official transcript at the end of the semester.

The certificate is composed of five courses for a total of 19 semester hours:

Select one of the programming courses (3 hr):

  • Programming in Python (recommended)
  • Programming in Visual Basic for Non-Majors (CGS3464)
  • Programming Using C++ (COP2334)
  • Java Programming (COP2253)


  • Intro to GIS/Lab (GIS4043/L)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity (CIS2530)
  • Applications in GIS (GIS4048)
  • Database Systems (COP4710)
  • Data Mining (CAP4770)
  • Special Topics in GIS (GIS4930)


View the Computer Science Department's Academic Learning Compact Computer Science.

Please direct questions to:

Colleen Weathers-Alger
Building 4 Room 225
Andrew Chavers
Building 4 Room 229
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