The GIS Certificate provides recognition for students completing the required number of GIS-related classes at a high level of competence (minimum average GPA of 2.7). Certification will provide students with a powerful tool to assist their future job searches.
Core: 24 Credits
GEOG 203 - Introduction to Maps and Cartography (4 credits)
GEOG 303 - Introductory GIS (5 credits)
GEOG 404 - Intermediate GIS (5 credits)
GEOG 410 - Airphoto Interpretation (5 credits)
GEOG 430 - Remote Sensing (5 credits)
Electives: a minimum of 8 credits taken from the following classes. All electives must be approved by the certificate director.
GEOG 409 - Quantitative Methods (4 credits)
GEOG 413 - Computer Cartography (4 credits)
GEOG 417 - Advanced GIS (4 credits)
GEOG 485 - Topics in GIS/Remote Sensing (4 credits)
GEOG 496 - Independent study (GIS topics) (up to 4 credits)
GEOG 490 - Cooperative Education (GIS topics) (up to 4 credits)
GEOG 493 - Geography Field Experience (GIS topics) (up to 4 credits
CS 110 - Programming Fundamentals I
CS 111 - Programming Fundamentals II
CS 301 - Data Structures. (4 credits)
CMGT 267 - Plane Surveying (4 credits)
and any other GIS- related classes approved by the Director on a case-by-case evaluation
Total: 32 quarter credits of GIS/techniques classes.
For further information contact Dr. Mathew Novak.
For course descriptions, please refer to the current course catalog.
The department also offers a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science.
Dedicated 25 seat computer lab and 6 seat overflow lab.
HP color plotter (42" roll)
Color and B&W laser printers
Two desktop scanners
Large format color scanner
20 Garmin Etrex GPS receivers with download capability.
4 Trimble GeoXM GPS receivers
University site license for all ESRI products (ArcGIS primarily).
30 PCI Geomatics licenses for image analysis.
Google Earth Pro.
Adobe Creative Suite.
Dr. Joseph Stoltman and Dr. Gillian Stoltman have given the university $100,000 to establish a new eBachelor Of Science In Geography Approved
On January 8, the CWU Faculty Senate unanimously approved the creation of a new Bachelor of ScienceCentral Washington Historical Aerial Photograph Project
The Geography Department's digital collection of historical aerial photographs is available online.