Resources for... William & Mary
William & Mary W&M menu close William & Mary


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)
Elective Courses

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.

INTR204/GIS 201

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.