Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

The graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is designed to provide students with a broad array of geospatial analytical skills which will be applicable to both academic and practice-oriented careers.

The graduate certificate is available to both on-campus and online students. It is not necessary for a student to pursue a degree at UIS to earn the certificate. Degree-seeking students may apply credits required for the certificate to the MS in Environmental Sciences.

Grading Policy

Candidates for the certificate must complete each required course with a grade of B or better (a grade of B- is not acceptable). 


Required Courses
ENS 404Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 14
ENS 405Fundamentals of Remote Sensing 24
ENS 503Advanced GIS Applications4
Total Hours12

Applicants who took the introductory GIS course previously may submit a Student Petition to replace ENS 404


ENS 405 can be substituted with an appropriate course with the approval of GIS Director