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Online Certificate Programs in Geographic Sciences

Certificate programs provide a focused course of study within a larger field. They may be offered at either a graduate or undergraduate level, and many programs work for both full-time and part-time students.

What is a certificate in geographic sciences? Geography as a field is divided into two major areas: physical geography and human geography. Within each of these divisions are numerous subfields, including biogeography, climatology, hydrology, health geography and economic geography. Any one of these subfields, and many others, may be covered in a specific program. The scope of the field allows for a high degree of specialization, so students can find exactly the content that most interests them.

Most geographic sciences programs help students hone their research skills, whether in lab experiments or in writing. Communication skills, both oral and written, are an important part of these programs, as learners complete written assignments and presentations. Many programs also help students sharpen their project planning skills.

The many different specialties within geographic sciences mean that programs may be significantly different in terms of course content, time commitment, and cost. It helps to identify the specific topic you want to study and contact programs directly to ask about tuition and fees.

Completing a certificate program in geographic sciences program can help students find employment in a number of businesses and industries. This is a helpful credential for careers such as commercial or residential surveyor, conservation officer, environmental consultant, landscape architect, sustainability consultant, or transport planner. This credential can also be helpful for writers and journalists focused on travel, environmental, political and health care fields.

The right certificate program can be a great career boost, and programs are available online and live at a range of institutions. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.