Geographic Information Systems 

This 13-14 credit, 5 course certificate is designed for students who wish to enhance their future with skills in geographic information systems (GIS).  Such skills are in demand in education, geosciences, government, landscape architecture, public health and safety, recreation, graphic design and marine, earth, and life sciences. Coursework stresses hands-on service learning along with relevant theory, giving students practical experience in addressing real-world problems and questions.  The curriculum facilitates a transition to UMM’s Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geographic Information Science. 

Certificate Requirements:

  • GEO 101: Intro to Geography (3 credits)
  • GIS 1XX: Intro to Geospatial Careers (1 credit) 
  • GIS 102: Our Digital Earth (4 credits)
  • GIS 204:  Intro to GNSS (1 or 2 credits) 
  • GIS 300: Geographic Information Systems I (4 credits)

Suggested Course Sequence:

Junior Year Fall:  GIS 102 
Junior Year Spring:  GIS 1xx & GEO 101 
Senior Year Fall: GIS 300 
Winter Hybrid/Summer Senior Year: GIS 204

Learn more about your Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Geographic Information Science and related careers here.

Transfer Equivalencies

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