Undergraduate CertificateGeographic Information Systems

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) undergraduate certificate at Wichita State allows you to explore this robust and rapidly growing technology. GIS technology has wide-ranging applications in a variety of fields, including history, geology, journalism, epidemiology, criminal justice, real estate, public and private utilities, and rural land management. The certificate is a useful addition to many majors—and is great preparation for graduate school.

Students on location in Wichita by the Keeper of the Plains statue


The undergraduate certificate is open to all WSU undergraduate students. To earn the certificate, students must complete 12 credits of coursework in areas such as spatial analysis, mapping, programming languages, database management, field map methods, and remote sensing.

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study: 

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click on "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.