2019-2020 Bulletin 
    Sep 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Bulletin

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Data Science, Certificate

The advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Data Science is an advanced certificate offered through the Online Certificate Program in Location Intelligence and Spatial Analysis. The certificate program is designed for GIS professionals who utilize Location Intelligence and/or Spatial Analysis and who have a Master’s degree, or do not need a Master’s degree, but do need to learn about specific aspects of the geospatial domain.


8 units of required coursework (four 2-unit courses):

  • Python for Spatial Analytics, Mapping, and Machine Learning
  • R for Spatial Analytics, Mapping, and Machine Learning
  • GeoAl: Data Science Using ArcGIS Pro
  • GeoAl: Data Science Using the Azure Platform

University Policies.  Policies detailed in the University Policies   and Academic Policies   sections of the Bulletin apply for all certificate students.

Location Intelligence and Spatial Analysis Certificate Program Prerequisites

The foundational certificate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Spatial Insight , is designed for individuals who want to learn basic GIS concepts and analytics. The advanced certificates cover a range of topics that can be offered based on demand. Students who want to obtain an advanced certificate must have completed the basic certificate or demonstrate equivalent knowledge.