The undergraduate/post-baccalaureate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) gives you the opportunity to study computer mapping, spatial analysis and spatial information technologies and gain valuable skills using software such as ArcGIS. It is intended to be completed either at the same time as, or after, a bachelor’s degree. No prior GIS experience required.
Courses are sequenced so that you can finish the certificate in one year. However, most full-time Eastern students choose to spread the coursework out over two years.
This certificate is offered both in-person and online. The online certificate is designed with the working professional in mind. No actual classroom visits are required, and scheduled events that require timed participation are kept to a minimum.
Who Should Apply?
Our program attracts students from many majors and backgrounds, from Anthropology to Zoology and everything in between. Some start with no prior GIS experience, and some are GIS professionals looking to hone their skills further. If you are hoping to add a spatial perspective to your bachelor’s degree and gain marketable skills at the same time, consider the GIS Certificate. If you want a graduate level (Master’s) certificate in GIS, however, you are in the wrong place. Please visit the Master’s GIS Certificate page instead.