The George Mason University non-credit Geographic Information Systems certificate program offers GIS classes in Virginia for working professionals to increase their technical knowledge of GIS and enhance their spatial thinking. Students entering our program come from a multitude of backgrounds and professions. Individual courses may be taken without pursuing the entire certificate, though in some cases prerequisites must be met. The required courses focus on exposing students to different facets of incorporating GIS to solve geospatial problems within their area of study. The program begins with an introduction to GIS applications and an introduction to a prominent GIS software package. Students then must complete the remaining four core courses, along with two electives to receive a final certificate.
The Geographic Information Systems Certificate requires the completion of eight total courses.
A concentration in Defense and Intelligence can be added to your certificate by completing the following two electives: