Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-07-25

Samford University's Metro College evening program begins fall term I classes Monday, Aug. 5. Registration is underway now.

For the first time this fall, Metro College courses are offered leading to a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GIS program provides foundation experience in the mapping sciences for individuals interested in GIS careers, which range from urban and regional planning to natural resource management.

The GIS certificate program is designed to be completed in one year. Completion of the program can also lead to a bachelors' degree in natural and environmental sciences or liberal studies. A GIS certificate can also add professional value to an existing bachelor's or graduate degree.

Metro College classes are held in the evenings. There is still time to complete the admission process for the first fall term. For information, call 726-2898.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.