Undergradute Certificate: GIS and Data Analytics

The undergraduate Certificate in GIS and Data Analytics provides students with the knowledge, strategies and tools to understand the foundations of data analysis and its application in a range of fields.  Students will apply critical thinking and geospatial skills to prepare, organize, analyze, and present data to make meaningful data-driven decisions.  Successful completion of this certificate can also be used toward completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

This twenty-one credit undergraduate certificate focuses on learning and applying geospatial analysis using a variety of Esri GIS tools. The program is ideal for professionals in a range of business and information technology roles, and individuals interested in obtaining geospatial analysis skills in order to inform data-driven decisions in a range of industries. 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 regular undergraduate admission to Brandman University.  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 Brandman.

Required Courses:
CSCU 373Introduction to Data Management3
CSCU 301Introduction to Programming3
CSCU 302GIS Methods and Ethics3
CSCU 303Foundations in Spatial Communications3
CSCU 304Spatial Visualization and Data Analytics3
CSCU 305Applied Data Wrangling3
CSCU 383Applied Project Management3
Total Credits21