Please note that information on this page does not apply to the Online GIS Certification Program. Pages about the online program can be found by hovering the pointer over the Online GIS Certificate link at left or by contacting Ms. Bloechle at email@example.com.
The UWF GeoData Center and Department of Environmental Studies offer a 20 credit hour program (plus prerequisites) leading to a certificate in Geographic Information Science. The program is designed to integrate into the Environmental Studies B.S. but students from all majors are welcome and encouraged to participate.
This certificate program is designed to teach students both the highly in-demand technical skill of using industry-standard Geospatial software as well as a strong conceptual foundation in GIScience necessary for advanced analyst and manager roles.
UWF undergraduate majors must obtain a C- or better in the following courses:MAC 1105 - College Algebra
Students who have equivalent background but did not take the above courses formally may be admitted into the program upon demonstrating equivalent proficiency. Students must also receive formal approval from the proposed GIS Certificate Program committee. Students may transfer one class (3 or 4 credits) into the program providing the transfer criteria are met. The class must not have counted towards a degree or a certificate at another institution and must be an upper level undergraduate class from a regionally accredited US university.
and choose from the following (3 hrs. total):
GEO 4905* Directed Study (1-3)
GIS 4944* GIS Internship (1-3)
Students who successfully complete the 20-credit program with an 3.0 overall GPA will be awarded a certificate in Geographic Information Science.
Courses marked with an * are dual listed as graduate courses. Students completing the program with courses at the graduate level can recieve a Graduate GIS Certficate.
Forms should be returned to the Department of Environmental Studies Office in Building 13 Room 206.