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About Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate

Utah State University’s online Geographic Information Science (GIS) certificate is designed for graduate students or professionals wanting skills and experience applying industry standard GIS and remote sensing tools to natural resource issues.

For admission to the GIS Certificate, participants first apply as a non-degree seeking student and receive their USU student ID#. Applicants then submit the GIS Certificate Program application, as well as provide a transcript documenting the completion of a bachelor's degree. Students pursuing the GIS Certificate are not required to be enrolled in a graduate degree program. However, credits obtained from the certificate may be applied toward a graduate degree.

With a GIS certificate, students may pursue the following careers:

  • GIS Systems Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Geospatial Analyst/Programmer
  • Operations GIS Analyst
  • Geospatial Technician

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.

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