Geographic Information Systems Certificate 

Students can complete this 12-credit certificate within two semesters. Students must complete the following set of classes and earn a minimum grade of C or better for the coursework to count toward the certificate. All courses take a lab-centric approach to learning through hands-on experience using real-world data and problems.

Required classes for this certificate:

  • Introduction to GIS (3 credits)
  • Advanced GIS (3 credits)
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 credits)
  • Python for GIS (3 credits)

*Intro to GIS as offered through BILSA or EMS can be substituted for GEOG 3230

Coursework for the GIS certificate will teach skills of mapping and analysis of spatial information to people across varying fields (government, NGOs, private companies, utility companies, municipality departments, marketing firms, etc.). GIS can assist in communication, decision-making, crisis management, management of natural resources, urban planning, transportation or network analysis, and management of municipal systems (e.g., waste management).

Social and Environmental Justice Certificate

The goal of the Social and Environmental Justice certificate is to provide students with a global knowledge of issues of justice, with the primary objective of teaching students the theories of justice as they apply to the human experience, particularly as it involves social, political, economic, and environmental issues.

The Social and Environmental Justice certificate (15 credits) requires Introduction to Social and Environmental Justice and elective courses in each of four approved groups. Full requirements can be found in the University Catalog.