Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

GIS and Cartography Certificate


Program Overview

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

certificate prepares students for careers that use Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  GIS is a fast growing career sector and uses geospatial technology to generate maps, store map-related information, and analyze geographic data. Geographers, planners, natural resource managers, land developers, real estate agents, market analysts, utility companies, and municipal officials all use GIS. The GIS and Cartography certificate complements majors in all of the social sciences, humanities, business, and many of the natural sciences and provides degree and non-degree seeking students with a marketable skillset.

Certificate Requirements — 12 Credits

Required Courses — 9 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

GEOG 210Introduction to GIS and GPS


GEOG 302Cartography


GEOG 307Geographic Information Science


Elective Courses — 3 Credits

Take one of the following courses:

GEOG 327Fundamentals of Geospatial Programming


GEOG 412Web Mapping


GEOG 449Remote Sensing of the Environment


GEOG 470Urban GIS


GEOG 485Advanced Geographic Techniques: Topics

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