Students in a GIS lab

Undergraduate GIS Certificate

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geo-spatial techniques are fast-growing and increasingly applied to almost all sectors of our society. Examples include environmental mapping, urban planning, and public resource management. Officially approved by Missouri Department of Higher Education, this transcripted undergraduate certificate program offers GIS-related multidisciplinary courses through several academic programs of the College of Arts & Sciences, such as Geosciences, Urban Planning and Design, Sociology, Economics, and Criminal Justice and Criminology. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the rapidly growing job market.

Admission Requirement:

This undergraduate certificate program is open to any degree-seeking undergraduate students at UMKC with appropriate academic backgrounds. Undergraduate students who want to declare a GIS Undergraduate Certificate are required to be enrolled in a bachelor degree program at UMKC.

Learn more about the Undergraduate GIS Certificate Program

Declaration (Enrollment) Process:

To enroll in the program, student must complete a Declaration of Major Change form and fill in the “Secondary” section of the form and enter GIS Undergraduate Certificate in the “Plan field”. Students must get approval from the Geosciences department (see contacts below) and return the form to the Registration and Records Office for processing.

Program Director

Dr. Wei “Wayne” Ji
Department of Geosciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Flarsheim Hall, Room 420
5110 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Tel: 816.235.1334
Fax: 816.235.5535

Email: jiwei@umkc.edu