Online Geographic Information Science Undergraduate Certificate

Take your interest in the world around you to the next level with a certificate in Geographic Information Science. This GIS certificate will provide you with the skills to utilize geospatial technologies to create visual representations of spatial and geographic information. It is complementary to a variety of degrees including geography, urban planning, life sciences, anthropology and others.
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Next start date: 08/22/2019


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 20

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Geography is an important aspect of the most pressing questions we face as a society. The ability to represent and interpret information in relation to place and space can be performed through the discipline of geographic information science. Students interested in understanding the world we live in can benefit from a certificate in Geographic Information Science. Complementary to many degree programs, this certificate provides a foundation for cross-disciplinary application of geographic information science.

Through the use of geospatial technologies, students will learn how to interpret geographic information, as well as how to create visual representations of the data. Coursework for the online GIS certificate includes foundational classes in the discipline, as well as the opportunity to specialize your learning path through elective courses.

For those interested in computer science, courses can include a focus on programming or databases. For students interested in visualization, available courses include cartography and photo interpretations. The cross-disciplinary applications of geographic information science allows for the specification of the certificate program to fit the needs and interests of students in the program.

Featured courses


GIS 205 Geographic Information Science I


GIS 211 Geographic Information Science II


GIS 311 Geographic Information Science III


Related careers

The skills and knowledge gained through this GIS certificate are useful in a variety of fields and disciplines. This certificate is meant to enhance skills that make students more competitive in the job market. Here are some of the online majors where a GIS certificate would enhance job opportunities:

Urban planning

Conservation biology

Geology

Earth and environmental sciences

Anthropology

Sustainability

Business

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

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ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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