Certificate in
       Geographic Information Systems

GIS at Texas A&M University - Kingsville


 What is GIS ?

A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public and private enterprises for explaining events, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies (ESRI 1997).

  About GIS

The certificate in GIS at Texas A&M University-Kingsville provides students with an excellent foundation in the concepts necessary for spatial modeling with a variety of digital data. Students develop the analytical and practical skills needed for research in GIS and entry into the employment sector. The certificate program in GIS provides students with the educational foundation for transfer into a baccalaureate program in related fields of study.

The certificate program provides a nine-month course of study for those seeking the knowledge and skills to utilize GIS in fields such as urban and regional planning, environmental research, resource management, crime analysis, marketing, real estate, medical research, and various branches of government. The program is designed to benefit entry to intermediate level users who lack formal education in GIS.

Admission & Application...

To ensure full consideration, all completed applications and documentation and other supporting materials must be in the Office of Admissions by the following deadlines:

Fall Semester -- August 15
Spring Semester -- December 15
Summer I -- May 15
Summer II -- June 15

International students should refer to the International section of this catalog for deadline information.

You may apply on-line at:



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