School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

Geographic Information Science Certificate

The Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate is offered to all Wright State undergraduate and graduate students in any major. Individuals interested in gaining or enhancing their geospatial skills who are not pursuing a degree may also apply to the GIS Certificate program as non-degree seeking students.

The GIS Certificate program provides focused education on the latest developments in geographic data collection and analytic techniques. Certificate students will use and apply state of the art technology to collect and analyze spatial data relevant to careers in the public and business sectors seeking careers in intelligence, planning, marketing, land development, economic development, transportation, and many other fields.

The GIS Certificate helps students develop the knowledge and skills in one of the most marketable areas today. Certificate students will use and apply state of the art technology to collect and analyze spatial data relevant to careers in the public and business sectors.Upon successful completion of the certificate requirements, the Geography advisor notify the University Registrar to make an appropriate notation on the student’s transcript. 

Requirements

  1. Admission to Wright State University in degree or non-degree seeking status.
  2. Possess a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in undergraduate course work or 3.0 in graduate course work.
  3. Review GIS Certificate requirements with the Geography program advisor. 
  4. Register for the GIS Certificate.
  5. Complete Certificate Requirements:  A minimum grade of “C” for undergraduate courses and a minimum grade of “B” graduate level courses required for the Certificate. The required courses are:
    • GEO 4410/6410 Cartography
    • GEO 4430/6430 Geographic Information System Principles
    • GEO 4440/6440 Geographic Information System Applications
      • GEO 4100/6100 Remote Sensing
      • GEO 4200/6200 Remote Sensing