Jun 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate Program

Certificate code CTGISU

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138

Gaurav Sinha, certificate coordinator/contact person

Program Overview

Maps remain a fundamental means of geographic communication. The expanding role of the map and related digital information places a premium on the ability to interpret and analyze mapped information. To meet this expanded role, the advancement of geographic information science (GISc) is seen as the important synthesis of traditional mapping with the more advanced tools of data modeling and analysis, to provide new and enhanced information on geographic topics. In addition to core courses, the undergraduate certificate in GIS requires that students complete coursework in statistics, computing, and information analysis. The certificate is open to all students with the exception of geographic information science majors.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Job opportunities for GIS specialists abound in both government and private sectors. Depending on skill level, career tracks include, but are not limited to the following: data technician, database administrator, cartographer, geospatial analyst, software designer, GIS educator, and project manager.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The geographic information science (GIS) certificate program is a minimum of 20 hours.

Prerequisite Courses

Core Courses

Complete the following course:

Core Electives

Complete one of the following courses:

Support Courses