Applied Geographic Information Science - CP

S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

About This Certificate

A certificate in GIS gives students a vital set of professional skills that will set them apart in today's job market. Geographic data acquisition, storage and manipulation has rapidly become embedded in nearly every sector of our economy.

What You Will Learn

USU's GIS Certificate is built around a core set of courses designed teach geospatial methods while exploring contemporary issues in natural resources. Students gain proficiency in spatial analysis, data management, and professional science communication.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

With a GIS certificate, students may be qualified to work in a variety of fields and careers:

  • Restoration
  • Environmental consultant
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Risk management
  • Ecologist
  • City planner
  • Landscape architect
  • Geologist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Forester
  • Field technician
  • Surveyor
  • Educator
  • Big data analyst
  • Emergency response
  • Range management
  • Soil scientist
  • Non-profit
  • Transportation and supply chain

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