The GIS program covers the on theoretical, technical and applied foundations for geographic information systems. Students learn methods for spatial data production, analysis and presentation using computer cartography, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and geovisualization. Problem solving and project design are emphasized in upper level courses, as students apply techniques to answer specific geographic questions. The GIS program is structured to provide a stand-alone minor for students in Geography and other disciplines seeking complementary skills in spatial analysis (e.g., field biology, archaeology).
Note: Students combining this program with a Specialist/Major sponsored by the Department of Geography will normally be allowed to count only 1.5 (of the 4.0) credits towards both programs.
This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.
First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from JEG100H1, GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1, GGR196H1, GGR197H1, GGR198H1, GGR199H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program.
Applications: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR225H1, GGR274H1, GGR337H1, GGR372H1, GGR386H1, GGR413H1, GGR414H1, GGR462H1, GGR472H1, GGR491Y1, GGR492H1, GGR493Y1 (0.5 credit can be used based on internship), GGR497H1, GGR498H1, GGR499H1
Note: At least 1.0 credit must be 300/400-level courses