Undergraduate Certificate: Spatial Social Sciences
The Spatial Social Sciences certificate brings together thoughts and approaches from different disciplines and teaches skills that enable students to identify and analyze societal and workplace challenges. This certificate program provides a foundation for careers in such ﬁelds as social services, health, analytics, government, non-proﬁt and for-proﬁt enterprises, teaching and environmental science.
Students will learn how to creatively approach problems using spatial thinking and cutting-edge technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Additionally, students master interdisciplinary critical thinking, problem-solving, policy analysis, and social science methodology skills needed to help solve complex social and environmental challenges.
All undergraduate degree-seeking students may add this certiﬁcate to their existing undergraduate degree program and may have the certiﬁcate noted on their ofﬁcial transcript. Students should consult their Advisor for guidance and further details.
Admission to the certiﬁcate program is granted to individuals who apply and meet the standards for Option One undergraduate admission to University of Massachusetts Global. Students enrolled in a credential program, graduate degree program, or graduate certiﬁcate program may not enroll concurrently in an undergraduate certiﬁcate program. Coursework requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, with no course below a “C” or equivalent. All courses required for this certiﬁcate must be taken at University of Massachusetts Global.
|SSCU 300||Spatial Social Sciences Introduction: Policy and Action||3|
|SOCU 301||Social Research Design||3|
|SSCU 303||Social Scientific Perspectives on Media and Culture||3|
|SSCU 380||Interpreting Data: Predictions, Patterns, and Communication||3|
|SSCU 383||Spatial Social Sciences Communications and Visualization||3|
|ESCU 401||Environmental Science, Policy, and Management||3|