Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Geographic Information Systems, Certificate (174)


Program Coordinator

Amy T. Nemon, amy.nemon@wku.edu, (270) 745-3082

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is widely used in business, industry, government, and education. This certificate is designed for students in a variety of disciplines that involve the analysis, mapping, display, and interpretation of geospatial data and information. Students who complete the program will have a solid foundation that spans the collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and display of data using GIS. They will gain practical experience by completing projects that require the use of sophisticated GIS functions. Finally, they will learn how to develop and implement their own customized GIS functions.

The program is housed in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences.

Program Requirements (20 hours)

Select one of the following GEOL or GEOG courses:
GEOG 103Our Dynamic Planet3
or GEOL 103 Our Dynamic Planet
or GEOL 111 The Earth
or METR 121 Meteorology
AND
GEOG 110World Regional Geography3
or six credit hours of suitable courses from other majors approved by the Certificate advisor.
Total Hours6
Enroll in the following GISC courses:
GISC 316Fundamentals of GIS4
GISC 317Geographic Information Systems4
GISC 417GIS Analysis & Modeling3
GISC 419GIS Programming3
Total Hours14