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Overview

The program provides students with an understanding of programming and spatial data analysis through required coursework.

The Department of Geosciences offers undergraduates a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Florida Atlantic University. Departmental majors or other students who complete the programs with a grade of “C” or better in each course are entitled to the GIS Certificate. Students should consult with their departmental advisor or another faculty member about registration for this program. Students may use these courses in the completion of a major. All of the courses listed below are available online.

Careers:

Florida Atlantic University online certificate in GIS can help you start or advance your career in:

Urban and Regional Planning:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Scientific researchers
  • Managers
  • Technical consultants
  • Local government officials
  • GIS analysts

Environmental Resource Management:

  • Environmental scientists
  • Specialists
  • Health specialists

Surveying and Cartography:

  • Surveyors
  • Cartographers
  • Photogrammetrists
  • Mapping technicians

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Mapping and GIS
  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Principles of GIS
  • Digital Image Analysis
  • Applications in GIS

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. The school must send official transcripts. Required academic records must be original or certified true copies sent by the school in a sealed envelope. 
  • All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation. Students may also submit a NACES accredited evaluation.
  • SAT and ACT test scores are required for all freshman applicants as well as for all students with less than 60 credits from an accredited post-secondary institution.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 719 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • In-State

    201 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 201 USD per credit and a duration of .
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In State (FL) - $201.29;

Out of State (FL) - $719.84

Funding

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