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Undergraduate Certificates

Two certificates open to all Rutgers students are offered by the Department of Geography. These programs are not professional certifications, but rather a suggested list of courses for students seeking deepened knowledge of Geography beyond the major requirements. Students who are interested in receiving a certificate must complete the requirements below and contact the undergraduate director for a final review in their last semester. The certificate is awarded only with, or subsequent to, the awarding of a baccalaureate degree in an approved major.

Geospatial Information Science Certificate

A certificate in geospatial information science is awarded to students who complete the following courses with a grade B or better for each course:

  • 450:320 Spatial Data Analysis
  • 450:321 Geographic Information Systems
  • 450:322 Remote Sensing
  • 450:355 Principles of Cartography
  • 450:356 Advanced Cartography
  • 450:421 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Certificate in International Geographic Perspectives

A minimum of 24 credits is required for the certificate in international geographic perspectives. Core courses totaling 15 credits are required: 01:450:102, 103, 205, 262, and 405. A regional core is also required, with a choice of one selected from: 01:450:332, 334, 335, 336, 338, 341, or 342. The final 6 credits may be taken as electives selected from: 01:450:211, 222, 240, 309, 311, 361, 363, 491, and 492.

The Rutgers catalog is the final authority regarding courses and academic requirements.

Contact Us

Department of Geography-Rutgers University
Lucy Stone Hall
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Voice  848.445.4103 or 848.445.4107
Fax  732.445.0006
Email: Cleo.Bartos@rutgers.edu