Certificates in Geographic Information Systems

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based system for managing and processing geographically referenced data. It helps manage descriptions of locations and characteristics of spatial features, such as roads, land parcels, and so forth. GIS is a fast-growing area with a broad range of applications. For example, it has been an important tool in natural resource management since its beginning. More recently, it has been used for crime analysis, emergency management, and transportation applications. New applications have resulted from the integration of GIS with other new technologies, such Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and wireless networks.

The NKU Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate programs in GIS are interdisciplinary programs offered through departments of Computer Science, History and Geography and Political Science and Criminal Justice. They are designed for individuals who seek careers in the exciting and fast-growing GIS field. They provide students with a solid grounding in GIS, including both theories and relevant applied skills. It also allows students to pursue education specifically oriented to their desired career paths by including a variety of electives.

For details about requirements to earn the undergraduate certificate in GIS, please see Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

For details about requirements to earn the graduate certificate in GIS, please see Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Dr. Hongmei Wang | Phone: 859-572-7786 • Email