Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences

Geographic Information Sciences is a multidisciplinary certificate that considers fundamental questions related to the use of geographic information systems (GIS). GIS is computer-based mapping technologies that visualizes, edits, manipulates and analyzes spatial data and imagery for decision makers. GIS is an essential tool in understanding what is where, and is used in urban and regional design, marketing and industrial location, transportation, precision agriculture, forestry, environmental systems, engineering, emergency services, epidemiology, crime analysis, and utilities, among others. The Certificate can be completed in-class or online.

Students must earn a "B" or higher cumulative grade in all the required courses, with a "C" or higher grade in each course.

For more information on specific classes, see our Geographic Information Sciences Certificate information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Apply for admission to the GIS certificate here.

If you are pursuing only the GIS certificate (and not a degree at KSU), please follow the steps below to be admitted to KSU as an "Adult/Non-Traditional" student pursuing the GIS certificate. 
Student application steps:
1. Apply through the standard application
2. Select "Adult/Non-Traditional" as the application type
3. Select "Certificate" as the degree type
4. Select the GIS certificate from the list

Please contact Christine Jacobs (cjacob36@kennesaw.edu) if you have any questions about the certificate or would like advising help.