Certificate Programs

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority. See Page 60 for additional certificate information.

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Certificate Requirements (30-31 units)

  1. GEOG 201. Map Interpretation (4)
  2. GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (5)
  3. GEOG 308. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (5)
  4. GEOG 315. Spatial Analysis (4)
  5. GEOG 402. Geographic Information Systems Applications (5)
  6. A minimum of eight units chosen from:
    • GEOG 306. Remote Sensing of Environment (4)
    • GEOG 406. Digital Image Processing (4)
    • GEOG 575. Internship in Geography (4-5)

Certificate in Urban Planning

Certificate Requirements (24-25 units)

  1. GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (5)
  2. GEOG 306. Remote Sensing of Environment (4)
  3. GEOG 307. Transportation Issues and Development (4)
  4. GEOG 415. Urban Planning and Land Development (4)
  5. GEOG 440. Understanding the City (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 493. Urban Anthropology (4)
    • ECON 360. Economics of the Environment (4)
    • GEOG 350. Conservation and Natural Resources (4)
    • GEOG 575. Internship in Geography (4-5)
    • HSCI 478. Environmental Health Management (4)
    • SOC 430. Urban Sociology (4)

For more information please visit our website. Department of Geography & Environmental Studies