Geography for Security

What is Geography for Security?

Human Security is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that complements degree programs in Geography, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, History, International Studies, and Language Arts, as well as many other disciplines. The Certificate in Geography for Security focuses on concepts and skills in high demand across a range of human security fields (such as social justice, environmental, intelligence, and food security) and promotes global civic engagement and leadership. 

Certificate Prerequisites

  • Completion of GE Foundation requirements (or per advisor consent);
  • Introductory statistics course: GEOG 200 or STAT 108 or SOC 170 or HDEV 190 or PSY 110 or the equivalent;
  • Must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone course;
  • For a language specialization in Chinese or Japanese, students should have reached 202 level of demonstrated competency in AAAS or equivalent.

Enrolling in the Certificate Program

Currently enrolled undergraduate students may earn the certificate in conjunction with their bachelor’s degree. Consult with the certificate advisor in Geography to review your current status and discuss adding the certificate to your program. A minimum of 23 UNITS of coursework is required. Students may specialize in geospatial, language or regional concentrations within the certificate.

See the current CSULB catalog for applicable courses.

Need Advising?

For advisor contact information and current semester advising hours please refer to the Geography department advising page