Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Program Description

The Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia offers a 15-19 hour course of study leading to a Geographic Information Systems Certificate. The GIS Certificate is designed to meet the needs of students and community. The GIS Certificate program aims at providing non-traditional students and field professionals with updated GIS knowledge and skills for further enhancement of their GIS career. It also aims at providing traditional students with a set of practical GIS skills to access the GIS market.

Admissions Information

The GIS Certificate is open to all professionals and current students who have a bachelor's degree. Any bachelor's degree meets the requirement of admission. Prospective students must apply for the admission to the non-degree seeking graduate program as described in the Graduate Catalog.

While the Department of Geosciences currently does not offer a masters degree program, should a student decide to apply to a masters program after successfully completing the certificate program, a maximum of nine (9) graduate semester hours may be applied toward a masters degree within six (6) years of completion and award of the certificate. Students must apply and be accepted to a masters program before completion of their ninth (9) graduate semester hour toward the certificate.

The GIS Certificate program does not require either TOEFL or GRE.

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Disclaimer

Not all programs are available to residents in all states. Please check the institution's State Authorization and Professional Licensure website(s) to ensure you reside in an authorized state.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges