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Location Intelligence (GIS) Certificate

Applying geographic information systems in today’s growing fields.

Why Study Location Intelligence (GIS)?

The cutting-edge skills taught in Location Intelligence (GIS) are in demand among today’s employers. This 20-semester hour certificate program will provide foundational knowledge in the field of geospatial technologies and serve as a great compliment to an SPS major.


20 semester hours in geospatial technologies

Full Program Requirements

Curriculum Highlights

The curriculum provides a mastery of geospatial technologies via cutting-edge courses:

  • The Art and Science of Map Design
  • Learning to Apply GIS Software
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

Acquired Skills

Students learn to utilize geographic information systems (GIS) in solving spatial problems, while also developing business and communication skills:

  • Leadership/management
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Communication and writing
  • Quantitative methods
  • Computer applications

Careers in Location Intelligence

Graduates who complement their major with a Location Intelligence Certificate will be able to apply their new skills to a wide variety of careers:

  • Urban Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Media