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Cartography and GIS Post-Baccalaureate Certification

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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This program will enable students from a variety of majors and backgrounds to gain expertise in cartography and geographical information systems. The certificate program is designed to accommodate working professionals in planning, public health, engineering, business, and other areas who wish to gain expertise in Cartography & GIS.

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The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Cartography and GIS is a part-time program offered in a face-to-face format. It requires the completion of 22 undergraduate semester hours. Students who wish to enter the program must meet with the department advisor to plan their curriculum. Students, in consultation with the advisor, select a total of 22 semester hours. Students transferring in credits must complete at least 10 of the total required semester hours while enrolled in the Certificate program, including the GEOG 16390-Geo Research Clinic 1-credit portfolio requirement.

  • 22 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 22 S.H.
Introductory Geography & Environment Course: 3 S.H.
  100 or 200 level course within Geography & Environment 3
Geographic Information Systems Core Courses: 9 S.H.
GEOG 16160 Intro To Mapping And Geographic Information Sciences 3
GEOG 16260 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 16261 Cartography 3
Geographic Information Systems Electives: 9 S.H.
GEOG 16290 History & Methods of Geography 3
GEOG 16370 Drones, Planes, and Satellites 3
GEOG 16375 Remote sensing of the Environment  
GEOG 16307 Geography of Transportation 3
GEOG 16390 Geo Research Clinic or Internship 3
GEOG 16391 Field Studies 3
GEOG 16361 Geovisualization 3
GEOG 16365 Geospatial Measurement & Environmental Modeling 3
GEOG 16462 Web-based GIS Mapping 3
GEOG 16350 Quantitative Methods in Geography 3
GEOG 16490 Senior Seminar in Geography 3
GEOG 16360 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 3
PLAN 31383 Metropolitan & Regional Planning 3
PLAN 31386 Land Use & Conservation 3
Geo Research Clinic - Portfolio Compilation: 1 S.H.

The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
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