Geographic Information Science (Certificate)

Geographic information science, also known as GIS, is the study of the earth and all that happens on it using modern information technologies. GIS is one of the fastest-growing parts of the economy and employment possibilities can be found across the private sector as well as in many government agencies. 

Career Opportunities

The GIS Certificate complements other degrees, preparing graduates to be skilled users of GIS, able to apply their skillsto careers in the area of their major.  Students in many areas gain a career advantage with the GIS certificate:  Geography, urban planning, life science, geology, anthropology and more.

Program and Enrollment Requirements

For more information about the certificate, see its academic program web page.

Georgaphic information science takes computer science to a new level, specializing in technology that puts companies like Google on the forefront of innovation and navigating the globe. Our GIS undergraduate certificate program pairs the practical skill of computer science with conceptual knowledge of geographical problem solving and spatial thinking.

Degree Offered

Geographic Information Science (Certificate)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


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Application Requirements

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