Geography and Urban Studies - Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Geographic information has become one of the lynchpins of the Information Age. The undergraduate certificate in GIS will give you the skills you need to take on advanced research positions in technology-based companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Geospatial technology is considered a high-growth industry by the U.S. Department of Labor, and employers are seeking candidates trained in geospatial technologies. Its uses are so pervasive in modern industry that the market is growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent with faster than average job growth expected over the next ten years.

This certificate is open to students in all majors across all colleges and schools at Temple University.

A variety of industries hire people with this important skill set, including:

  • Public Health
  • The Environment
  • Business
  • Technology
  • City Planning
  • Education
  • Design
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sociology
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Engineering