Undergraduate Certificates

These programs are not professional certifications, but rather a suggested list of courses created as a guide for students seeking deepened knowledge of Geography beyond the major requirements. The two certificates are offered by the Department of Geography and are open to all Rutgers studentsStudents 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. These courses are very time intensive, and it is suggested that students talk to an advisor before registering for more than one in a semester.

  • 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.