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Cartographic Design

Undergraduate Certificate

Program Overview

Blend art and science to bring the world's diverse landscapes and terrains to life. By earning your undergraduate certificate in cartographic design at CMU, you'll develop the design and technical skills for the practice of map-making.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 3-4 semesters
Credit Hours: 15

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Complement your major with a cartographic design undergraduate certificate. Cartography is the gathering, measuring, classifying, analyzing and displaying of spatial data for the purpose of crafting an accurate map. In other words, it’s the practice of map-making. Take five courses in the areas of digital design and graphic design, geographic information science and systems, and advanced cartography under the guidance of accomplished faculty. The certificate can serve as great preparation for careers in cartography, geographic sciences, environmental planning and studies, and more.

Develop a robust understanding of how to design and produce maps for regional planning, political, cultural, and educational purposes. Become familiar with gathering, measuring, classifying, analyzing and displaying spatial data for the purpose of crafting an accurate map. And acquire advanced cartography skills in digital map compilation and multivariate data representation. In short, graduate with the knowledge and experience to read, design and produce maps of various types.

Earning a cartographic design undergraduate certificate can help you stand out to employers in the area of geology, geographic information sciences, environmental planning and more.

Program Highlights

By earning a certificate in cartographic design here, you'll:

  • Set yourself apart in the eyes of employers by developing your knowledge in the areas of digital design and graphic design, geographic information science and systems, and advanced cartography.
  • Blend art and science in this five-course certificate program to complement your major area of study.
  • Become more prepared for careers in cartography, geology, environmental planning and studies, and more.

Careers & Outcomes

Adding a certificate in cartographic design can complement your major. It provides you with an added skill set for careers in cartography, geographic sciences, environmental planning and more.

Career Projected Salary
GIS Analyst $62,612
Cartographer $64,430
Research Scientist $74,342
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