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. Also note, the prerequisite for GIS 4415 is Geog 4405 or Geog 4500 and permission of the GIS program director. 

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

Undergraduate students will need to be admitted as a regular student and select the certificate which they wish to pursue.  Students already admitted, need to go to Owl Express and select the certificate they would like to pursue in the change/major application.

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. 

How to petition to graduate with the GIS certificate

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