Geographic Information Science Certificate

Applications of Geographic Information Systems and Science (GIS) range from business planning and public health to ecosystem management. GIS is a tool for studying spatial problems. It links a database with map features in such a way that users can input, store, retrieve, and analyze geographic data. Students choosing this program acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to apply GIS in their chosen field of study. Students should discuss the elective courses with the program advisor to better align them with their interest. 

Upon completion of the program, students need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and students need to submit a professional portfolio to the program advisor.

(All colleges, open only to degree-seeking UWL students)

12 credits

Core
GEO/ESC 305Geographic Information Systems and Science I3
GEO/ESC 405Geographic Information System and Science II3
Electives
Select six credits from the following:6
Geospatial Field Methods
Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Remote Sensing of the Environment I
Map Design and Geovisualization
Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Remote Sensing of the Environment II
Web Mapping
Scripting in GIS
Geographic Information System and Science III
Spatial Data Analysis
Total Credits12

Not open to geography majors and GIS minors.