Undergraduate Certificate, GIS and Data Analytics

Earn your GIS certificate in courses designed with our industry leading partner, Esri. Reskill for in-demand jobs in a wide variety of businesses.

GIS Certificate Overview

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Add this GIS certificate towards your existing degree program for an extra edge in your field or put it towards earning your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Our GIS classes in this online program teach key skills and foundations in data analysis and how data can be applied and used in different fields. Use your GIS certificate to gain a role in information technology and a variety of other professional industries. No previous experience with GIS is required. 

As a student you will:

  • Plan and design relational databases and review Structured Query Language. 
  • Use diverse GIS tools in special visualization activities.      
  • Master project management processes to ensure organizational goals are met. 
  • Assess which spatial research methods are most appropriate to investigate a problem and generate solutions. 


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Summer II (Jun 27, 2022)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:


    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation


      • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
      • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended

      Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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      Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

    Undergraduate Certificate GIS and Data Analytics Program Curriculum

    • CSCU 373
       Introduction to Data Management


      CSCU 301
       Introduction to Programming


      CSCU 302
       GIS Methods and Ethics 


      CSCU 303  Foundations in Spatial Communications 


      CSCU 304  Spatial Visualization & Data Analytics 


      CSCU 305
       Applied Data Wrangling 


      CSCU 383  Applied Project Management 


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    University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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