GIS Certificate

 

The U of U GIS Certificate Program is ideal for individuals seeking careers in the exciting field of geographic information science. Features include:

  • Strong integration of coursework in geography and computer science, providing students with a solid foundation of geographic theory and problems as well as the computer science skills valued by employers;
  • A multi-path philosophy that allows the student to pursue education specifically tailored for your desired career path in GIScience. Students can emphasize in: 
  • Students can obtain the certificate at the undergraduate level as well as independent of a degree program (undergraduate credit only);
  • Degree-seeking students can be in any major or program at the University of Utah (subject to approval by the GISci Certificate Program Committee).

Educational Objectives of the GIS Certificate Program

Emphasis area

Objectives

Knowledge

Targeted students

Applied GIS
Professional trained in applying established GIS functions and analytical procedures Knowledge of GIS theory and methodology,  practical GIS software skills and basic scientific computing skills Undergraduate or Non-matriculated students
Remote Sensing
Professional trained in applying remote sensing and GIS functions and analytical procedures to satellite and aerial remote sensing data Knowledge of GIS theory remote sensing theory,  practical remote sensing and GIS software skills and basic scientific computing skills Undergraduate or Non-matriculated students

Overview of Coursework in the GIS Certificate Program

Emphasis area

Targeted students

General requirements

Applied GIS
Undergraduate students in any  major or non-matriculated students 1000-level computer science: 3 hours 
3000-level geography: 11 hours 
5000-level geography: 7 hours 
Total: 21 hours
Remote Sensing
Undergraduate students in any  major or non-matriculated students 1000-level computer science: 3 hours 
3000-level geography:   7 hours 
5000-level geography: 12 hours 
Total: 22 hours