The Geographic Information Science certificate at the University of Mary Washington addresses the growing demand for GIS-trained personnel in today’s working world. Built on a vision combining core theory with real-world applications to provide a state-of-the-art GIS educational experience, the certificate introduces students to a wide array of critical functions in ArcGIS.
Areas of Study
The field encompasses integrated hardware, software, and database systems that are capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographical information. Upon completion of the certificate, students may be eligible to apply for an additional professional certification in GIS administrated by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).
- GISC 351 – Spatial Analyses, Data Models, and Modeling
- GISC 460 – Designing Geodatabases
The certificate requires 18 credit hours of GIS course work introducing students to advanced spatial analysis, Python programming in ArcGIS, geodatabase design, spatial statistics and modeling, image analysis and more. The certificate can be obtained solely through evening classes.