The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) credit certificate is offered by the Department of Geosciences and Environment at California State University, Los Angeles. This program provides students with a critical foundation in geographical mapping theory, up-to-date technology in spatial analysis tools and programming skills, and working knowledge of data management and big data applications in GIS. This certificate program offers students a convenient pathway to acquiring a recognized credential for GIS competency or to update skills in the rapidly advancing field of GIS. This certificate program is suitable for students who have completed or are working towards an undergraduate degree in any field. A total of 22.5 units in the following courses are required for the certificate. Refer to the Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies: General Information chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs.
Policy: according to the CSULA certificate policy, students are allowed to transfer up to 25% (5.625) of credit units from another university. Thus one course taken within five years of their starting date for this certificate program may be transferred into this program.