Academic Catalog

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are the basis for understanding our world through digital spatial information. The GIS certificate is designed to meet the growing demand for GIS applications in diverse disciplines.  

The courses required to complete the GIS certificate span topics from introductory to advanced applications, including the elements of GIS, spatial data type and acquisition, coordinate systems, projections, data editing and topology, site suitability and data modeling, geoprocessing, geostatistical analysis, spatial interpolation, watershed delineation, network and 3-D analysis.

To earn a GIS certificate, students must complete at least 9 credits from the following courses:

GEOG 241Fundamentals of GIS I4.00
GEOG 343Fundamentals of GIS II4.00
Select one of the following:1.00-4.00
Advanced Principles of GIS
GIS Special Project
Undergraduate Research
Total Hours9.00-12.00

(Applied GIS research mentored by a faculty member)