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.

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