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An interdisciplinary program available to all academic majors at The University of Montana - Missoula

Program Overview

Woodam Chung Teaching in the Lab
The educational objective of the Certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to acquire, process, analyze, and properly display geographic data.

Earning a Certificate

To earn a Certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies, students must either complete or have completed an undergraduate degree and complete a minimum of twenty semester credit hours of course work including 11 to 13 required credits and 7 to 9 elective credits.  Students must achieve at least an overall grade point average of 3.0 for courses within the program in order to earn a certificate.  The certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of all of the requirements of the certificate and the undergraduate degree.

All courses applied to the Certificate must have been completed within 5 years of receipt of the certificate.  The certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of all of the requirements of the certificate and the undergraduate degree. >> Learn more about courses

StandProgram declaration

Contact one of the faculty coordinators with any questions that you might have.  Visit the Geography Department office (Stone Hall 208) to fill out an enrollment form declaring your intention to pursue the certificate and start the program. 

Applying for Certificate Candidacy

To become a candidate for the GIS Certificate, the student must file formal application at the Registration Counter in Griz Central the beginning of the semester preceding the semester in which he or she expects to graduate.  Download an application form.