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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

Shippensburg University offers a 12-credit Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate.

What Will I Learn?

This program provides a strong intermediate background in geographic information systems, data analysis and geotechnology (GPS, remote sensing, drones, etc.). Elective options provide you with some flexibility to pursue certain interests.

What are the requirements for this degree?

All students at Shippensburg University, except GIS majors, are eligible to earn the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate. This includes non-degree seeking students.

You must complete two required courses and customize the rest of your program by completing any two approved elective courses. Students may transfer, if approved, up to six geotechnology course credits taken at another accredited institution into the program. Graduate students in the Geography-Earth Science Department may double count up to six geotechnology course credits at the 400 level or higher toward both their Master of Science program and this certificate program's requirements.

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What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

The certificate is great for students in any major who want a solid hands-on introduction to GIS, exposure to a range of applications and an official certificate recorded on their academic transcript.

Shippensburg University alumni who graduated without finishing their certificate program and who wish to complete it may now return to do so.

What Career Outcomes Do Alumni Have With This Degree?

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What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

This is a very hands-on program and class sizes are small. Expect personalized attention from expert faculty while you complete the required courses.

Contact the Geography & Earth Science Department

104 Shearer Hall, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1685 Fax: (717) 477-4029