GIS Certificate

About the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

Develop both technical and analytical skills in our GIS Certificate program. With a strong emphasis on practical experience and real-world applications, you will learn the skills necessary to excel in the field of geospatial technology. You'll learn how to work with GIS software and spatial analysis techniques to collect, manage, and visualize geospatial data, preparing you for a wide range of career opportunities. At CWU, we are committed to providing our students with the personalized attention and support they need to achieve their goals and make a positive impact in the world.

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Why Study GIS at CWU?

GIS is a highly interdisciplinary field that draws on knowledge and skills from areas such as geography, computer science, statistics, and more.

In our program, you will develop relationships with expert faculty and like-minded peers, creating a lasting network to utilize when you begin your job search. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work in fields such as environmental studies, urban planning, and public health.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.


Best-in-Class Resources

CWU’s Geography Department boasts one of the most advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) research laboratories in the Northwest. Students and faculty members can conduct research in a biogeography lab, a soils lab, and a hydrology lab.

Join the Club

The Geography Club is a great way to meet like-minded students for social activities and project or class discussions. Join us for field trips, pizza feeds, visiting speakers, and more.

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Department of Geography

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