Geography Certificate: Geographic Information Science Concentration

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. 

(All colleges; open only to degree-seeking UWL students. Not open to geography majors with a GIS concentration or GIS minors.)

12 credits

GEO 305Geographic Information Systems and Science I3
GEO 405Geographic Information System and Science II3
Select six credits of the following:6
Geospatial Field Methods
Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Remote Sensing of the Environment I
Map Design and Geovisualization
Remote Sensing of the Environment II
Web Mapping
Geospatial Automation
Geographic Information System and Science III
Quantitative Methods in Geography
Total Credits12

Upon completion of the program, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and submit a professional portfolio to the program advisor.

Geography, environmental science, earth science, and geoarchaeology majors/minors may only duplicate six GEO credits between the major/minor and this certificate.