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 specialize 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.
  • Students that declare a certificate with the Geography Advisor should be aware that the certificate will NOT show up on their CIS page with their other degree declarations.  If you have questions about whether you have declared your certificate with the Geography Department or not, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Educational Objectives of the GIS Certificate Program

  • Applied GIS Track
    • 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
    • Targeted students: Undergraduate or Non-matriculated students
  • Remote Sensing Track
    • 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
    • Targeted students: Undergraduate or Non-matriculated students

Overview of Coursework in the GIS Certificate Program

  • Applied GIS Track
    • 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 Track
    • 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