The University of Maine at Farmington Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate is ideal if you’re interested in a career that involves geographic information systems (GIS) and related spatial technologies: remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), cartography and spatial data analysis.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a critical component of fast-growing career opportunities in areas such as natural resources, planning, environmental regulation, marketing, public safety, public health, environmental analysis, recreation management, national defense and others.

Completion of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate is recorded on the official UMF transcript.

What Courses Might You Take in This Program?

Not a major, not a minor, this Certificate is open to UMF students in ANY major but coordinates especially well with our bachelor’s degree programs in Geography and Environmental Planning, Earth and Environmental Science, and Community Health Education.

Introduction to GIS
Environmental GIS
Sustainable Land Use

Plus, you’ll take additional classes from online, on-site, or hybrid (part online / part on-site) offerings at UMaine Machias, the University of Southern Maine or additional courses at UMF as approved by your Certificate advisor.

At UMaine at Machias

  • Municipal Applications of GIS
  • Special Topics in GIS
  • Remote Sensing & Image Analysis
  • Advanced Projects in GIS
  • Community Applications in GIS
  • Web-Based Maps, Applications & Services
  • Introduction to Geostatistics

At the University of Southern Maine

  • Community Planning Analysis and Land Use Modeling
  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Mapping
  • Research Application in GIS