Geographic information systems (GIS) are widely used in business, government, education and the non-profit sector for decision making, strategic planning, and environmental management. GIS are used for locational analysis, urban and regional planning, transportation and infrastructure management, marketing, demographic analysis, redistricting and many other tasks. Careers in GIS are among the fastest growing in the US economy.
To meet demand, the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut offers an online Graduate Certificate in GIS. The GIS Certificate Program is a focused set of four three-credit graduate-level courses that concentrate on the science behind the development and use of geospatial technologies. The program is designed for graduate students and professionals seeking to develop and enhance their expertise for career advancement.
Required core courses include:
Two of the following electives are required:
Applicants must have a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution.
The University of Connecticut is a nationally recognized institution that has been offering online courses and programs since 2000. UConn's Geography Department is one of the pioneers in GIScience and began offering a classroom-based graduate certificate in 1988.
The new Online Graduate Certificate in GIS provides the same high-quality UConn instruction but with the flexibility and convenience of online learning.