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Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing - Geography Stream

York University students may earn a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements of a Bachelor's Degree.

The Certificate is designed for students to learn theory and techniques of GIS and RS and their applications in urban and natural environments with the aid of the state-of-the-art software packages.

Possible job opportunities after obtaining the certificate include various industries such as banks, energy/hydro, environmental planning, mining, real estate, and federal, provincial or municipal governments (e.g., environment, health, natural resources, urban and regional planning).

This certificate is open to students concurrently enrolled in any of York University's undergraduate programs and to students who already hold a BA or BSc degree in Geography or Environmental Science from York University.

Applications for registration in the Geography Stream of the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing should be submitted to the Geography Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (N430 Ross). Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

To fulfil certificate requirements, students must successfully complete the following 24 credits:

  • AP/SC/GEOG 1400 6.00 or AP/GEOG 1410 6.00 or AP/GEOG 1000 6.00
  • AP/SC GEOG 2340 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 2420 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 3340 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 3440 3.00 (EN/ENVS 3521 3.00)
  • AP/SC/GEOG 4340 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 4440 3.00 (EN/ENVS 4521 3.00)

 

In order to be awarded the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 6.0 (B) in the York University courses required for the GIS/RS Certificate, and achieve an overall cumulative grade point average of 5.0 (C+) in all courses.

Certificate in Urban Studies

For purposes of meeting certificate requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits.

York University students may earn a General Certificate in Urban Studies concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor's degree. This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in urban studies.

To qualify for the General Certificate in Urban Studies, students must complete 24 credits from a list of approved urban studies courses, and the cumulative grade point average in these 24 credits must be 5.00 (C+) or higher.

Course requirements for the general certificate are as follows:

  • AP/SOSC 2710 9.00 or AP/SOSC 2730 6.00;
  • 18 additional credits from among the courses recognized as satisfying the degree requirements in urban studies, including at least six credits at the 4000 level;
  • an advising appointment with a faculty member teaching in one of the core courses in the Urban Studies program.

Courses in Geography that are eligible include:

  • AP/GEOG 2220 6.00 Urban Geography
  • AP/GEOG 2300 6.00 Social Geography
  • AP/GEOG 3040 3.00 Urban Environmental Justice
  • AP/GEOG 3080 3.00 Reading Landscapes through Time
  • AP/GEOG 3220 6.00 Advanced Urban Geography
  • AP/GEOG 3650 6.00 Wired Cities
  • AP/GEOG 3770 3.00 Housing Policy
  • AP/GEOG 3800 3.00 Geographies of Work
  • AP/GEOG 3900 3.00 Phys Geog of the City
  • AP/GEOG 4040 6.00 Urban Historical Geography
  • AP/GEOG 4090 3.00 Urban Identities
  • AP/GEOG 4095 3.00 Aboriginal Space and the City
  • AP/GEOG 4130 3.00 Planning Suburbs
  • AP/GEOG 4170 3.00 Immigration, Ethnicity and Race in Modern Cities
  • AP/GEOG 4220 3.00 Geographies of Industry in a Neoliberal Era
  • AP/GEOG 4240 3.00 The Planning of Urban Public Facilities
  • AP/GEOG 4260 3.00 Applied Transportation Geography
  • AP/GEOG 4280 3.0 0 Imagining Toronto
  • AP/GEOG 4380 3.00 Urban Social Policy
  • AP/GEOG 4605 3.00 The Greater Toronto Area
  • AP/GEOG 4900 3.00 Public Space

Courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the General Certificate in Urban Studies may not also be used to fulfill requirements for the degree in public policy and administration. For a current list of approved courses, refer to the urban studies section of the York on-line calendar.

Further information about the General Certificate in Urban Studies is available from the coordinator of the Urban Studies program or the coordinator of the Public Policy and Administration program. A Certificate in Urban Studies may be pursued by any student in an undergraduate honours program and requires at least 24 credits.

Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies

The Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies offered through the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies must be completed either as a direct entry certificate or concurrently with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor's degree. Students must choose one of the following certificate options below. Students are not permitted to combine the requirements of each option. For purposes of meeting certificate requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits.

Note: to further enhance their educational experiences, students registered in this certificate are required to be involved in scholarly activities of the Centre for Refugee Studies. Further information may be obtained from the Centre for Refugee Studies. Refer to the Academic Standards section of the on-line calendar for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.

OPTION 1: DIRECT ENTRY OR CONCURRENT

Requirements: 30 credits including:

Prerequisites for core requirements:

  • a 1000-level 6.00 credit social science course.

Core requirements:

AP/REI 2000 6.00 (cross-listed to: AP/GEOG 2310 6.00) (in the event that AP/REI 2000 6.00 is not offered, please contact the undergraduate program director of the Department of Equity Studies for a substitute course); and

18 credits from the following list:

  • AP/HIST 3581 6.00;
  • AP/HIST 4053 6.00;
  • AP/REI 3620 6.00 (cross-listed to: AP/SOCI 3620 6.00);
  • AP/REI 3580 6.00;
  • AP/REI 3370 6.00;
  • AP/GL/WMST 3801 6.00);
  • AP/GL/WMST 3502 6.00.

Geography courses that are eligible include:

  • AP/GEOG 4395 3.00 Asia-Pacific Development: Geographical Perspective
  • AP/GEOG 4370 3.00 The Geography of Third World Development
  • AP/GEOG 4170 3.00 Geographic Perspectives on Immigration, Ethnicity and Race in Modern Cities

OPTION 2: CONCURRENT ONLY

Requirements: 24 credits including:

AP/SOSC 1130 9.00; and 18 credits in core courses chosen from the following:

  • AP/ANTH 3410 6.00,
  • AP/GEOG 4370 3.00,
  • AP/HIST 4505 6.00,
  • AP/POLS 3065 3.00,
  • AP/POLS 4541 6.00,
  • AP/SOCI 3430 6.00,
  • AP/SOCI 4350 3.00,
  • AP/SOCI 4430 3.00,
  • AP/SOSC 3480 6.00 or AP/GL/WMST 4802 3.00.

Geography courses that are eligible include:

  • AP/GEOG 4395 3.00 Asia-Pacific Development: Geographical Perspective
  • AP/GEOG 4370 3.00 The Geography of Third World Development
  • AP/GEOG 4170 3.00 Geographic Perspectives on Immigration, Ethnicity and Race in Modern Cities

The cumulative grade point average in these courses must be 5.00 (C+) or higher and other relevant requirements governing the award of a general certificate will apply.