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A person stands in front of a video wall, looking at satellite imagery of Earth. GIScience online

Oregon State’s GIScience online certificate is an entirely hands-on experience

GIScience integrates geographical features with data to map and analyze real-world problems. This technology is everywhere in the world around us, and it’s driving the high demand for professionals with spatial analysis skills. And that demand is why Oregon State now offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science online.

Heath Blackmon, Oregon State University Ecampus environmental sciences graduate and assistant professor at Texas A&M University

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘My Ecampus degree gave me an edge’

“The quality and the rigor of courses that I took at Ecampus were on par with any in-person class and prepared me for a future in science. Even though my classes were taken at a distance, the professors built learning activities that gave me firsthand experience in analyzing and interpreting a range of data from ice core samples to satellite photos.” – OSU Ecampus environmental sciences graduate Heath Blackmon

Demian Hommel is sitting in front of a large window and two large potted plants. He wears a plaid button up shirt with a black suit jacket and gestures with his hands as he talks. Out of focus in front of him is Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, the Ecampus assistant director of research. Mary Ellen has dark brown hair and wears a vibrant blue shirt and a blue and white scarf.

Rallied by research

When Demian Hommel applied for the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Fellows Program, he carried the seed of an idea: Experiential education can transform a student’s understanding of a concept into real-world circumstances, so it should be offered equally to learners in online and traditional classroom settings. What he didn’t know was that sowing the seed of this idea through his research project could help sprout a grassroots community of advocates like him.

A map of the United States with different regions marked in green, purple and orchid shades.

Oregon State taps into big data with new online bachelor’s in geography & geospatial science

To meet the demand for geography and geospatial professionals in the national job market, Oregon State University now offers a bachelor’s degree in geography and geospatial science 100 percent online, giving learners everywhere access to highly transferable skills in order to harness the power of “big data” analysis and geovisualization and build a career in almost any field or economic sector.

Dan Miles on the Oregon State campus. He wears a button-up shirt and a quarter-zip sweater.

Getting to know Dan Miles

“We make it possible for people to pursue their dreams and aspirations through education. Most of these folks are place bound or working full time and they wouldn’t be able to further their education otherwise,” says OSU Ecampus Marketing Manager Dan Miles.