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What is a badge?

Badges are digital representations of your learning, designed so that you can display the skills you’ve gained after completing a micro-credential. Micro-Credentials offer you an opportunity to learn critical skills, and give you practice "telling the story" of what you learned to potential employers.

Now, more than ever, employers are looking for professionals with additional skills beyond their degree. FIU's Critical Skills for the 21st Century will make you a triple threat in key subjects shaping our world:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Interpretation
  • Emotional Intelligence

These micro-credentials will make you a triple threat in the subjects shaping our world:

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Are you interested in artificial intelligence (AI), but don’t know where to start? Do you find that the superficial materials you can find online do not satisfy your curiosity?

    This micro-credential will teach you the fundamental concepts of AI, its core techniques, example applications, and philosophical, ethical and social issues. No high-level math or programming is required.

    After completion, you will understand and appreciate the nature of AI, its history, how it works, and its impact. 

    Learn more about the AI micro-credential

  • Data Interpretation

    Wondering if you can effectively interpret your data and convey the ideas? Employers are. 

    Thinking and communicating with data have become core skills needed for today's data-rich society. Acquiring these competencies has the potential to impact almost every aspect of your professional and personal life. 

    This micro-credential will teach you the basic concepts of data and how to apply these marketable skills to communicate data-driven decisions. 

    After completion, you will learn how to summarize, visualize and interpret data analytics; and, how to prepare arguments and stories with analytics while being aware of societal issues related to data privacy, security and ethics. 

    Learn more about the Data micro-credential

  • Emotional Intelligence

    Want to learn how emotional intelligence can help you stand out in the workforce?

    Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly recognized as a skill leading to personal well-being, self-management, communication, problem-solving, and the ability to work with others.   

    After completing the EI micro-credential, you will learn strategies to recognize and manage emotions, identify negative beliefs and self-talk, listen empathetically and better manage relationships. 

    Learn more about the EI micro-credential

Earning your badge made easy

Micro-credentials are offered as part of your curriculum or as standalone courses.



Students can earn badges by enrolling and successfully completing specific curricular offerings that are already part of their academic courses. See each badge's respective page for course offerings. Students can enroll via


Micro-credentials are also offered as standalone courses. Those who register for this are able to work online at their own pace during the semester. If you're interested, fill out the form below.

These micro-credentials are only available to currently enrolled FIU students. Please ensure that by completing this form, you are confirming that you will be a current FIU student in the upcoming semester.