Washington University in St. Louis

GIS: Geographic Information Systems

Course Listings

Washington University in St. Louis offers daytime courses that include instruction in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts and techniques. Evening courses are available through University College. See our course listings for class options in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Some courses focus on GIS applications in specific fields such as anthropology or environmental studies, while others are directed towards mastering ArcGIS software. In addition to regular course offerings, specialized training sessions can be arranged for small groups.

Spring Semester 2015

U90 GIS 200
Introduction to GIS
Tues 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Jennifer Moore

U90 GIS 300
Advanced GIS
Mon 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Bill Winston

U90 GIS 303
Digital Cartography
Thur 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Scott Horn

U90 GIS 310
GIS Programming
Wed 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Brett Lord-Castillo

U90 GIS 422
GIS Clinic
TBA
Aaron Addison


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Fall Semester 2014

U90 GIS 200
Introduction to GIS
Tues 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Melisa McLean

U90 GIS 303
Digital Cartography
Thur 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Scott Horn

U90 GIS 3801
Regional Economics & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Mon 6:30PM – 9:00PM, Eads 14
Gary Higgs

U90 GIS 421
Spatial Data Modeling and Design
Mon 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Bill Winston

U90 GIS 422
GIS Clinic
TBA
Aaron Addison


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Spring Semester 2014

LA 4803
Advanced GIS Modeling and Landscape Analysis
Thur 2:30PM – 5:00PM, McMillan G057
Michael Frachetti

U90 GIS 200
Introduction to GIS
Tues 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Melisa McLean

U90 GIS 300
Advanced GIS
Mon 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Bill Winston

U90 GIS 303
Digital Cartography
Thur 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Scott Horn

U90 GIS 310
GIS Programming
Wed 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Rudolph 308
Brett Lord-Castillo


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Fall Semester 2013

U90 GIS 200
Introduction to GIS
Wed 5:15PM – 7:45PM, Rudolph 308
Melisa McLean

U90 GIS 300
Advanced GIS
Tues 5:15PM – 7:45PM, Rudolph 308
Bill Winston
canceled

U90 GIS 303
Digital Cartography
Thur 5:15PM – 7:45PM, Rudolph 308
Scott Horn

U90 GIS 422
GIS Clinic
TBA, Rudolph 308
Aaron Addison

U90 GIS 427
Public Sector Applications of GIS
Thur 5:00PM – 7:30PM, Seigle Hall 205
Brett Lord-Castillo
canceled


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Fall Semester 2012

L82 300
Applications in GIS
Karen DeMatteo

S65 5082
Foundations of GIS for Applied Social Sciences
Aaron Addison and Aaron Hipp

U82 200
Introduction to GIS
Melisa McLean

U82 300
Advanced GIS
Bill Winston

U69 3003
Communicating Visually : Digital Cartography
Scott Horn

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 offered through University College 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 course work and skill enhancement in the field, as well as students wishing to complement their academic interests with additional training in GIS (Request Info).

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)

  • Business Applications of GIS
  • Public Health Applications of GIS
  • GIS for Engineering Applications
  • Public Sector Applications of GIS (U82 327)

Policies and Procedures

All courses must be completed with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. All courses must be taken at Washington University in St. Louis.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, you must have already completed at least one college-level English composition course and one other college-level course, each with a grade of B or better. A background in basic statistics is recommended. To apply for admission to the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, the following items must be submitted with your Application for Admission to a University College Undergraduate Degree or Certificate Program:

  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Admission Application Supplement
  • Updated CV or Resume
  • Statement of Academic and Professional Objectives: a 300-word statement summarizing how your professional and educational goals are consistent with the objectives of the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

All courses may also be taken on a stand-alone basis.
To contact University College, telephone (314) 935-6700, or E-mail ucollege@artsci.wustl.edu.
For information about program cost, length, completion rate, and employment and median debt statistics for students who completed our program, visit ucollege.wustl.edu/cert_titleIV_disclosure.