The objectives of the graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) offered through the Department of Geography and the Environment are to provide students with a concentrated geography background focusing on geographic information techniques, to prepare students with technical skills in using GIS, and to qualify students for a wide range of GIS applications. It is possible for students to earn a graduate certificate in GIS while enrolled in another graduate program at the university. The Department of Geography and the Environment is a member of the University Consortium for GIS (UCGIS), and the UN Global Geospatial Information Management Academic Network of Americas.