The UndergraduateCertificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a 14-hour program that is designed to provide students with the practical skills necessary for success in a variety of careers.
This certificate program is designed for disciplines that involve the analysis and mapping of geographic data. Students who complete the program will have a solid foundation that spans the collection, management, analysis, and display of data using GIS technology. Students gain practical experience by completing projects that require the use of sophisticated GIS functions. Finally, students learn how to develop and implement customized GIS applications.
Minimum requirements for acceptance into an undergraduate certificate program are:
Starting your certificate program can be completed by following the steps below. Please note: These steps should be completed ONLY by those who wish to earn the certificate as a stand-alone credential. If you plan to earn an associate degree or bachelor's, please follow the application process for that degree and submit the certificate program form to your advisor.
To apply to WKU and earn this certificate:
Complete the WKU Domestic and International Undergraduate Application
Under Planned Course of Study Section, if you are not enrolling in any other program, choose:
Kentucky and Out-of-State Residents
This program requires 14 hours from the following courses*:
|Course Number||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|GEOG 316||Fundamentals of GIS||4|
|GEOG 317||Geographic Information Systems||4|
|GEOG 417||GIS Analysis & Modeling||3|
|GEOG 419||GIS Programming||3|
For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.