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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

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The GIS certificate option serves working professionals and students interested in developing proficiency in Geospatial Sciences. GIS education has become an integral part of many academic disciplines and professions, including natural resources, environmental science, geography, geology, planning, anthropology, civil engineering, criminal justice, business, biology, health sciences, social sciences, and others. In order to develop a high-level of proficiency, the GIS course requirements for the GIS Certificate are similar to those of the Geospatial Sciences Majors. Students must complete each course in a certificate program with a grade of “C” or better; students must also maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in the GIS certificate program. Students should consult with a department advisor to prepare a program plan.

Required Courses (4 credits)

GIS Required Block 1 (6 credits)

Select two (2) courses from the following list:

GIS Required Block 2 (4 credits)

Select one (1) course from the following list:

Elective Courses

Select 3 credit hours from any upper division GIS course

  • GIS 3000-4999 Upper Division GIS Course

GIS Certificate Total Credits


Required Course GIS 2250 4 credits
GIS Block 1 6 credits
GIS Block 2 4 credits
Additional Elective Courses* 3 credits
Total for GIS Certificate 17 credits


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