Geographic Information Systems
Welcome to the home page for Boise State’s Geographic Information Systems program. This program is designed for students interested in spatial and geographic analysis, digital map-making techniques using GIS software, and those interested in learning a marketable skill which will help them seamlessly enter the workforce. GIS encompasses a wide use of applications that range from land-use planning and environmental management to epidemiology through law enforcement. Both the Minor and Certificate help students to highlight the skills they have developed and the work they have completed involving Geographic Information Systems which they can then present to potential employers.
GIS Minor requirements: A minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS) is designed for students interested in spatial analysis and digital map-making techniques that are useful across multiple disciplines. GIS has broad applications, from land-use planning and environmental management to epidemiology through law enforcement. This minor will improve marketability when entering the workforce. The minor equips students to apply geospatial technologies towards solving problems with spatial elements.
GIS Graduate Certificate requirements: The GIS Certificate program is a combination of GIS and spatial analysis courses that help you develop knowledge in geographic analysis and skills in using GIS software. The Certificate in GIS can help point out your work in GIS on your resume as well as help you be prepared to use GIS and spatial analysis in your career.