Certifications Available

We offer GIS/Remote Sensing Certificates at both undergraduate and graduate level:

GIS Certificates for Undergraduates

GIS and Remote Sensing Certificates for Graduates

GIS Certificates for Undergraduates

The Department of Geosciences offers undergraduates a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and an Advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Departmental majors or other students who complete the programs with a grade of "C" or better in each course are entitled to the GIS Certificates. Students should consult with their departmental advisor or another faculty member about registration for these programs. Students may use these courses in the completion of a major.

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

 Required Courses

 

 

 Introduction to Mapping and GIS

 GIS 3015C

 3

 Remote Sensing of the Environment

 GIS 4035C

 3

 Principles of GIS

 GIS 4043C

 3

 Digital Image Analysis

 GIS 4037C

 3

Advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Systems ( PENDING)
The Advanced Certificate in Geographic Information Systems allows students to develop an in-depth understanding of programming and spatial data analysis through two required courses, and it allows them to expand their expertise in one additional applied area of Geographic Information Science. The requirements for completing the advanced certificate are: the GIS certificate plus the two required courses and one additional course from the list below.

 Required Courses

 Programming in GIS

 GIS 4102C

 3

 Spatial Data Analysis

 GEO 4167C

 3

 Choose one of the following applied courses:

 Photogrammetry and Aerial Photograph   Interpretation

 GIS 4021C

 3

 Digital Image Analysis

 GIS 4037C

 3

 Transportation and Spatial Organization

 GEO 4700

 3

 Geovisualization and GIS

 GIS 4138C

 3

GIS and Remote Sensing Certificates for Graduates

Geographic Information Systems Certificate
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate for graduate students is offered jointly by the Department of Geosciences and the School of Urban and Regional Planning in the College for Design and Social Inquiry. Graduate students who complete the program below with a grade of "B" or better in each course are entitled to receive the certificate. Students should consult with the director of the GIS Center or their graduate advisor about registration for this program. Students shall use the courses below to complete the certificate.

 

 Required Courses (9 credits)

 Principles of Geographic Information Systems*

 GIS 5051C

 3

 OR

    

 Introduction to GIS in Planning

 URP 6270

 3

 AND

    

 Applications in Geographic Information Systems

 GIS 5100C

 3

 Spatial Data Analysis

 GIS 6306

 3

 Choose two of the following courses (6 credits)

 Programming in Geographic Information Systems

 GIS 5103C

 3

 Environmental Analysis in Planning

 URP 6425

 3

 Managing GIS Projects

 URP 6272

 3


* If the undergraduate version of this course was already counted for the undergraduate GIS certificate, this graduate version cannot be counted toward the graduate GIS certificate.

Remote Sensing Certificate

The Department of Geosciences offers graduate students a certificate in Remote Sensing. Graduate students who complete the required courses with a grade of "B" or better in each course will earn the certificate program. Students should consult with the director of the GIS Center or their graduate advisor about registration for this program. Students shall use the courses below to complete the certificate.

 Choose four of the following courses:

 Remote Sensing of the Environment*

 GIS 5038C

 3

 Digital Image Analysis*

 GIS 5033C

 3

 Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

 GIS 6127

 3

 LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications

 GIS 6032C

 3

 Advanced Remote Sensing

 GIS 6039

 3

 Photogrammetry and Aerial Photograph Interpretation   (Course is pending approval.)

 GIS

 3

Registration and Admission

Wendy Gueldner (wgueldner@fau.edu) for questions to the registration and application of the certificate programs; 561-297-4290, SE 308, Boca Raton.

James Gammack-Clark ( jgammack@fau.edu ) for questions to GIS certificate courses.

Caiyun Zhang ( czhang3@fau.edu ) for questions to RS certificate courses.