Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

Bolster your resume by developing valuable GIS capabilities.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an important field within Geography, representing the intersection of geospatial data management, analysis, research, and visualization and mapping.

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Why Earn a Geographic Information Systems Certificate?

Students who complete our certificate have acquired and honed their skills in fundamental GIS concepts, applications, analysis and programming.

The certificate is flexible in that students are provided with a core knowledge and can emphasize or blend GIS programming, geospatial visualization and analysis.

The certificate may be acquired within the geography major but is also open to students in other programs, non-degree seeking students, or outside professionals who wish to add GIS capabilities to their present careers.

Geographic Information Systems Certificate Highlights

Manage and analyze geographic data.
Apply GIS programming in problem-solving.
Encounter a broad range of GIS courses.
Work with internationally renowned faculty.
High investment in students by faculty.
Learn to use state-of-the-art GIS software to produce geographic visualizations.

Geographic Information Systems Certificate Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 hrs)
Introduces the concepts and applications of computer-based spatial data handling, known as geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Illustrates the essential methods of GIS and its applications in fields including geography, business, administration, planning and environmental science.
Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 hrs)
Advanced spatial analysis through the use of specialized software and the design and development of spatial databases and applications. The course includes GIS data models, project planning, raster-based data manipulation and analysis, three-dimensional (3D) analysis, network analysis, and other advanced topics in spatial analysis.
Introduction to Python Programming (3 hrs)
Automation is an important component of data processing, analysis, and visualization. Python is a powerful, general purpose programming language that is used for automation, scientific analysis, and other data management and visualization tasks. Examines the basics of writing computer programs in Python, input and output operations, logic and data structures, object-oriented programming, and data visualization using graphing libraries.
Using LiDAR Data in GIS (3 hrs)
Provides an overview of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) principles and data processing methods. Develops skills to effectively use LiDAR data in a geographic information system environment with applications in natural and built environments.
Introduction to Enterprise GIS Applications (3 hrs)
Explore cloud computing technologies, how they are used to host, manage, transform, and visualize geospatial data. Implement open-source and commercial software GIS solutions including spatial databases, geographic data mediators, and dash-boards.

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