The Certificate in Public and Social Service Transportation is offered only at the undergraduate level and emerges from a demand for individuals who have knowledge and skills specific to transportation administration. The certificate program will appeal to individuals currently working or plan to work in public/non-profit and social transportation services. Students will gain an understanding of transit administration, decision-making, intersectorial and interorganizational collaboration, organizational development, resource allocation, and accountability within the context of developing and operating transportation systems.
The certificate in Public and Social Service Transportation is open to all majors. To be accepted into the certificate program students must be of junior standing or higher and have earned at least a 2.3 GPA and completed Area I and III of the General Education Requirements.
Students are required to complete 18 hours of coursework: 6 hours of required courses and 12 hours of elective selected with the approval of the certificate program director. A transit internship is required but may be waived on a case-by-case basis by the program director and replaced by an approved course from the electives. Students are encouraged, but not required, to take GEO 4550, Geography of Transportation. Students seeking the Certificate in Public and Social Service Transportation should contact the Chair of the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography, 225 Millet Hall, (937) 775-4451.
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