Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an innovative and exciting field of study that combines information systems, mapping (digital cartography), and geographic (spatial) analysis. The GIS certificate provides students with the geographical and technical background to pursue a career or further study in GIS. A background in computers, especially computer programming (i.e., python) and database management is strongly recommended.
GIS provides a wealth of career opportunities. GIS can be applied to any field of study as an analytical or research tool. However, graduates with a GIS background have a competitive advantage. Individuals with greater experience can attain very attractive salaries and interesting and exciting careers.
This program is available on campus or online. Please note, international students enrolled in distance education (online) programs are not eligible for F-1 student status at UMFK.