The following core Certificate Program courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.
Fundamentals and Foundations of Geospatial Technology
- GIS 501: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science and Analysis (required)
- GIS 505: Geovisualization & Cartographic Design Techniques (required)
- GIS 410: Introduction to Remote Sensed Imagery and Analysis (required)
Advanced Geospatial Topics/Discipline Uses of Geospatial Technology
- GIS 520: Advanced GIS Analysis and Programming (required)
- GIS 550: Independent Research in GIS (1-3 credits variable) (optional)
- GIS 590: Topics: Geospatial Technologies GIS (1-4 credits) (optional)
Depending on your professional work or career interest, you might be interested in courses 400/500-level offered by departments across campus. For example, a wildlife biologist enrolled in the Certificate Program might want to take Advanced Ornithology, a 400-level course in the Biology Department. To request a course substitution, please contact the Certificate Program Coordinator.
Students who have taken INTR204/GIS 201 as an undergraduate at W&M cannot transfer those credits to the Program Certificate — but may be able to place out of the GIS 501 through a skills and knowledge demonstration and substitute another course to meet the credit-hour requirement. Please consult with the Program Certificate Coordinator.