Certificate in GIS

Admissions Requirements:

Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at IUPUI may apply for the undergraduate certificate if they meet the following criteria:

  • earned 55 credit hours towards their degree at IUPUI
  • cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • successfully passed Math 118

Students who have not enrolled at IUPUI may be considered for this certificate if they meet the following criteria:

  • apply for Undergraduate Admission to IUPUI and specify the Undergraduate Geographic Information Science Certificate as their objective (Admissions Office 317-274-4591 or
  • have 55 credit hours of transferable work
  • cumulative GPA of 2.5

Students who have already completed undergraduate degrees should apply to the IU Graduate School for admission to the graduate certificate program in GIS.

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Course requirements

Total requirements: 21 credit hours.
The minimum grade that will be accepted in any single course is C.

Required courses (15 credits):

G336    Introduction to Remote Sensing  (3 cr.)
G338   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
G337   Computer Cartography and Graphics (3 cr.)
G436    Advanced Remote Sensing (3 cr.)
G438   Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)

Electives in GIS or Complimentary Field (6 credits)

In addition to the required courses listed above, students must take six credit hours of electives through which they will enhance their technical background in GIS related issues, or apply their expertise to a specific area. Such areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Surveying
  • Informatics
  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • Applications of GIS