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Lake Superior State University

Certificate: Geographic Information Systems

Program Description

This certificate program will provide students with a credential that is in high demand in many different disciplines/industries.  The program provides a well-rounded suite of skills including:  primary data collection using a variety of global positioning devices; hands-on experience with a variety of geographic information systems including ESRI's suite of tools; the basics of geospatial analysis; and a choice of advanced skill development.  Students may pursue the certificate in the context of their major by completing discipline specific projects in the GIS courses.

This certificate program is Not eligible for federal financial aid.

Degree Requirements

Department Requirements

Complete one course from the following three:

  • EVRN355 GIS Programming & Applications 4
  • EVRN365 Applied Geospatial Technologies 4
  • EVRN445 Remote Sensing and Spatial Statistics 4

A grade of C or better is required in each EVRN course.  A minimum of 13 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.




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