Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are now an essential tool in urban and regional planning. GIS allows creating accurate maps and analyzing development patterns. Planning students can obtain a GIS certificate by taking four GIS courses in the Department of GeoSciences during their coursework. Students who pursue the Geographic Information Systems Certificate need 39-40 semester hours.
Further details on admission and course requirements can be found at http://www.westga.edu/~geosci/geoweb/academics/gis-certificate-program.html.