WWU GIS Classes

College of the Environment GIS & RS Courses

  • ENVS-221   GIS Survey
  • ENVS-320   GIS I: Introduction to GIS
  • ENVS-418   GIS II: Cartography
  • ENVS-419   Applications in GIS
  • ENVS-420   GIS III: Analysis and Modeling
  • ENVS-421   GIS IV: Advanced GIS Applications
  • ENVS-423   GIS Processing and Analysis
  • ENVS-518   Cartography
  • ENVS-520   Analysis and Modeling
  • ESCI-442     Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • ESCI-542     Remote Sensing
  • GPS Workshop (not for credit)

  • See also GEOL-213 (GIS in Geology)

College of the Environment Classes for 2022-23

  • FALL
    • ENVS 320
    • ENVS 418/518
    • ENVS 420/520
    • ENVS 499Q - Cartography with Adobe Illustrator
    • ENVS 320/517
    • ENVS 419
    • ENVS 420/520
    • ENVS 499Q - 3D Data and LIDAR
    • ESCI 442/542
    • ENVS 320
    • ENVS 418/518
    • ENVS 421/521
    • ENVS 499Q - Coastal GIS

Priority Registration for College of the Environment courses (Non-Majors & Wait Lists

Registration for many of the College of the Environment GIS courses is restricted to CE majors only during the first phase of registration. Some upper-level GIS courses are restricted to students who have been accepted into the GIS Certificate program during the first phase of registration. Following the initial phase of registration the restrictions are removed opening the class and the class wait-lists to all WWU students.


Students considering the GIS Minor or the GIS Certificate should note that many of the classes are only offered once or twice a year. Given that almost all of these classes are also sequential, completing the minor or certificate requires at least two years. Spreading these courses over three years is recommended if at all possible (e.g., taking ENVS. Likewise, taking as many as possible during the Junior year is also recommended (e.g., completing ALL of the 300 level courses and ESCI. Be aware that all of the 400 level courses are work intensive (so taking 5 of them your Senior year will leave very little time for any other pursuits).

Off-Campus GIS Trainings and Events

See also non-WWU GIS Trainings and Events in the area