Geography, Geology & Environmental Science

Contact Information

Peter Jacobs
Department Chair | Professor
Phone: (262) 472-1082
Location: Upham 120A

John Frye
Associate Professor, Master Advisor
Phone: (262) 472-5270
Location: Upham 116

Susie Olson
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1071
Location: Upham 120

GIS Certification

The GIS Certificate is a professional certification for students looking for a complete and well-rounded set of GIS skills. The Certificate is recommended for any student who is interested in having GIS as part of their resume and future work. The certificate can be completed by any student regardless of their major. The certificate has 15 units of required courses:

  • Two core courses (6 units): GIS I and II
  • Choice of two techniques courses (6 units): Remote Sensing, Economic Geography, or Cartography
  • One advanced GIS course (3 units): see checklist for options

Once completed, you need to complete an application in your final semester to receive the certificate and have it appear on your transcript.

GIS Certification Application


College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550

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