Prospective Students

Are you new to the field of GIS or a seasoned professional looking to increase knowledge, skills and marketability? The resources you need to invest in your future with a GIS Certificate can be found here. Learn more about GIS, Career Options, GIS at UWF and what to expect from our courses.


There are many people working in the field without an educational background in GIS. Whether you consider yourself new to the field or a professional, our GIS Certificate Program is tailored to fit your needs and schedule. There is an opportunity for students of all skill levels to learn and to be challenged by both the theory and analysis covered in our program.

GIS is a key emerging and evolving industry with numerous career path opportunities. Our certificate can help you achieve the skills and knowledge needed for a job in the GIS field or for advancement in your current GIS position. Here, you'll find resources about our program and about GIS. We encourage you to browse Current Student and Alumni pages to get an idea of additional resources we offer.

How to Apply

Visit our Apply Now page for instructions and requirements.

Transitioning to a Career in GIS?

Many students enroll in our GIS Certificate program because they are looking for a way to enhance their current skill set and marketability. The following resources are for prospective students looking to start anew with GIS.

GIS Certification vs. Certificate Programs: This article by GIS Lounge describes the difference between a GIS Certificate (our program) and a GIS Certification (GISP).

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