GIS Certificate and Minor Application
Welcome to the application page for WWU's GIS Certificate and GIS Minor!
WWU's Environmental Studies Department offers an undergraduate Minor in GIS and advanced Certificates in GIS open to undergraduate and graduate students. You can view the details of our degrees on our main website. We also offer a major in Environmental Studies with a GIS Emphasis.
- Applications for the GIS Minor are accepted once each quarter on Nov 1, Feb 1, and May 1.
- Admission to the Undergraduate GIS Certificate are accepted once per year on May 1. Late applications may be accepted on a space-available basis and will be reviewed along with the minor applications shortly after Nov 1 and Feb 1. This undergraduate-level certificate is open to students who have already completed or are already enrolled in ENVS 320 or an equivalent introductory GIS class.
- Applications for the Graduate GIS Certificate are accepted once per year on May 1. Late applications may be accepted on a space-available basis and will be reviewed shortly after Nov 1 and Feb 1. This graduate-level certificate is open to students who have already completed a BA or BS degree. Late applications may be accepted on a space-available basis.
To apply for a minor or one certificate, please click on each of the following three links to:
1) request to join this Canvas page
2) fill out this short application survey
3) upload a single PDF portfolio document containing:
A statement addressing the following:
-Why you are interested in completing the GIS Minor and/or GIS Certificate
-How your prior education and work experience has prepared you for the GIS Minor and/or GIS Certificate
-Your career goals
A Portfolio of your GIS analysis and cartographic work, including at least two maps with captions describing what the maps are and what went into making them (it is completely fine if these maps are from your work in ENVS 320)
A Resume outlining your education and professional history
Transcripts: Unofficial WWU transcripts plus Official Transcripts from other institutions if you previously completed relevant coursework at another institution and would like to count transfer credit toward your GIS degree
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
To add some comments, click the "Edit" link at the top.