Numerous courses are offered through Danforth campus schools, departments, and University College that will help you master GIS concepts and tools. Some courses help you become proficient with the ArcGIS software suite and others apply GIS concepts and tools to a specific discipline. See WebSTAC for scheduled classes.
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Geographic information systems (GIS) display and manage all types of data over time, usually in the form of maps, charts, and reports, to help analyze patterns and trends.
GIS technology, easily integrated into any organization’s information system, provides a quick and effective method for sharing data visually and solving problems. GIS is widely used in many fields and industries, including environmental science, architecture, engineering, medicine, municipal government, public health, social work, business, and a variety of research enterprises.
The 18-unit Certificate in Geographic Information Systems teaches both fundamental and advanced concepts and skills, including design of GIS projects, operation of software, cartographic output, spatial analysis, and industry-specific applications of GIS. The certificate targets working professionals seeking coursework and skill enhancement in the field, as well as students wishing to complement their academic interests with additional training in GIS.
Required Courses (15 units)
Introduction to GIS (U82 200)
Spatial Data Modeling and Design (U13 221)
Digital Cartography (U69 3003)
Advanced Topics in GIS (U82 300)
GIS Clinic (U82 422) or GIS Capstone Experience (U82 450)
Elective Courses (3 units)
Public Health Applications of GIS
GIS for Engineering Applications
Public Sector Applications of GIS (U82 327)
* All courses may also be taken on a stand-alone basis.
All courses must be completed with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
All courses must be taken at Washington University in St. Louis.