OSRHE Program Code: 163
CIP Code: 450701
Certificate Code: 9302
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate program provides students with broad exposure to principles and applications of GIS. A student who has earned the Certificate in GIS will be well-versed in general GIS theory and will have knowledge and/or practical exposure to the following: 1) hardware and software used in GIS, 2) planning and construction of spatial databases, 3) GIS analyses (performed on data related to the student’s area of interest), and 4) representation of data in both mapped and tabular form. Requirements for the Certificate have been designed to parallel skills needed by GIS professionals.
Admission into the Certificate Program is open to any student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at NSU. People who are only interested in earning the GIS certificate, but are not currently enrolled at NSU, can apply through Undergraduate Admissions and get admission for the purpose of pursuing the GIS Certificate.
At least 25 percent (6 hours) of the coursework applied to this embedded certificate must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.