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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Science Certificate

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Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment

31-33 credits


The Geographic Information Science Certificate provides students with in-depth training in Geographic Information Science theory and techniques. Through an intensive series of courses in GIS, statistics, and remote sensing and the completion of original research projects, students will gain advanced skills in the development, management, analysis, and visualization of spatial data. The certificate prepares students for careers as geospatial analysts and GIS technicians, and is a valuable complement to many majors.

Why Consider a Certificate in Geographic Information Science?


Contact Information

Department Chair
Gigi Berardi
Arntzen Hall 204

Sample Careers


Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

  • Letter of intent stating a) why you are interested in completing the GIS Certificate, b) how your prior education and work experience has prepared you for the GIS Certificate, and c) your career goals.
  • Resume outlining your education and professional history.
  • Official Transcripts: only required if you previously completed relevant coursework at another institution.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

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