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FAQ about GEO 441: GIS for Community Development

This would depend on the number of open electives that your degree program allows. Please check with your Department.
You can enroll in GEO441 if DePaul admits you as a student. If you are not following a degree program at DePaul, please contact the Office for Admissions to find out the status that best suits your needs. This would likely be as a student at large or non-degree student. For more information visit the Admission & Aid site, where you can submit your application on-line after you create an account. Check the option to apply as a non-degree seeking student.  You should hear back from DePaul within a few days after you submit the application.
Yes - it is a graduate course so you must have an undergraduate degree (BA/BS or equivalent) that is recognized by DePaul University.
At the present time, GEO441 does not count towards the GIS Certificate.
Yes, you can. You should enroll as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student through the Office of Admissions. Once you have enrolled, please contact the Department of Geography about how to proceed with the Certificate.
No. It is currently a stand-alone course.
No. Like all GIS classes at DePaul, GEO441 will be taught on the University’s Lincoln Park campus in Chicago.
The Department of Geography ( We can then direct your question to the appropriate faculty member.
Yes. The cross-listing varies from year to year.
Twice per year in Summer and Fall. If there is demand, additional sections may be scheduled.

There is no need to. GEO441 is designed for graduate students who are interested in applications of GIS to community development and are not familiar with GIS. In other words, you will get some basics by enrolling for GEO 441.

This is possible and may be arranged with the faculty member teaching the course. You may be able to bring your own topic or project in completing one of the course requirements, namely that which centers on developing and implementing a GIS project for community development.