While the program emphasizes applications for environmental planning and natural resource management, it educates students with a broad understanding of geographic information science and technology. Students might find this area to be a good fit if they:
• Are interested working with computers,
• Are good spatial thinkers, and/or
• Are interested in the environment.
Rutgers provides multiple paths for studying the field including the Environmental Geomatics Option degree path, the Environmental Geomatics Certificate for undergraduates, a GIS emphasis within Geography, and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science. As these technologies become ubiquitous, career options span the spectrum from public to private, ecological to defense-intelligence, non-profit to academic.