Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate

Florida International University

Date Posted: June 28, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Tags: GIS
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma


The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems provides students with an interdisciplinary background in GIS. The program consists primarily of graduate level courses in Geographic Information Systems with electives in related disciplines such as Biology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geoscience, International Relations, Landscape Architecture, Sociology, Public Health, and Urban Planning. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a set of computer hardware and software used to organize, manipulate, and analyze maps and spatial data. GIS is a rapidly developing technology that can be applied to many areas of the natural and social sciences. Applications areas include: Architecture, Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Public Health, and Urban Planning. There is an increasing demand for GIS specialists in the job market as a result of advancements in information technology, and the development of spatial/geographic database management programs.