Degrees Offered:

  • Certificate*

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* = Certificates are not technically a degree, but can be pursued to supplement a bachelor's degree

Geographic Information Scientists have an ongoing concern with the collection, analysis and display of high precision spatial data. The Department of Geography and the Department of Computer Science are offering a joint undergraduate certificate in GIS and Computational Science.

The program draws upon faculty expertise in both departments, providing interdisciplinary training in spatial data analysis and computation, both of which characterize GIS in most career paths. Computational geospatial skills are in high demand on campus and in local, regional and national job markets such as government employment, industry or consulting careers and graduate school. Students of all majors are eligible to apply to the certificate program, but it may be of special interest for students majoring in other earth science disciplines (geological sciences, environmental studies, etc.) and social science disciplines (political science, economics, and sociology). Non-matriculated students may enroll at CU Boulder through Continuing Education and once admitted, may apply for the certificate.