Undergraduate Certificate:GIS Use in Non-Profit Organizations

The undergraduate Certificate in GIS Use in Non-Profit Organizations provides students with the tools, strategies and geospatial thinking capabilities that will assist non-profit organizations in obtaining data effectively, analyzing the data and preparing engaging presentations and reports.

This six-credit undergraduate certificate focuses on learning and applying geospatial analysis using a variety of Esri GIS tools. The program is ideal for professionals and volunteers working in non-profit organizations and individuals interested in obtaining geospatial analysis and presentation skills in order to provide value to nonprofit organizations. GIS experience is not required.

All undergraduate degree-seeking students may add this certificate to their existing undergraduate degree program and may have the certificate noted on their official transcript. Students should consult their Advisor for guidance and further details.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the certificate program is granted to individuals who apply and meet the standards for undergraduate admission to University of Massachusetts Global.  Students enrolled in a credential program, graduate degree program, or graduate certificate program may not enroll concurrently in an undergraduate certificate program. Coursework requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, with no course below a “C” or equivalent.  All courses required for this certificate must be taken at University of Massachusetts Global.

Required Courses:
SSCU 477Geospatial Approaches to Society3
SSCU 383Spatial Social Sciences Communications and Visualization3
Total Credits6