UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

GIS Certificate

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Certificate Requirements


Students complete three required courses and two elective courses that focus on your chosen area of specialization in GISci. In addition to finishing the coursework, students submit a final professional portfolio, complete an exit interview, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 upon completion of the program.

Core Courses: 9 credits

GEOG 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Science (GIS) 3 cr.
GEOG 360 GIS: Theory and Methods 3 cr.
GEOG 460 GIS: Analysis and Modeling 3 cr.

Elective Courses: 6 credits

Choose any two courses from the following:
GEOG 351 Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 365 Quantitative Analysis 3 cr.
GEOG 366 Field Methods in Geography and GIS 3 cr.
GEOG 368 Digital Image Processing 3 cr.
GEOG 455 Advanced Map Design 3 cr.

For More Information


Traditional students please contact:
Department of Politics, Geography & International Studies
pgis@uwrf.edu
715-425-3318
356 Kleinpell Fine Arts

Non-traditional students please contact:
Continuing Education Office
continuing.ed@uwrf.edu
715-425-3256
Regional Development Building