Geographic Information Systems [GIS]

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.

Minor Program Only (Arts program)

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(4.0 credits)

First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from JEG100H1GGR101H1GGR107H1GGR112H1GGR124H1GGR196H1GGR197H1GGR198H1GGR199H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program.

Methods & Core Courses: All (2.0 credits) of GGR270H1GGR272H1GGR273H1GGR373H1

Applications: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR225H1GGR337H1GGR372H1GGR386H1GGR413H1GGR414H1GGR462H1GGR472H1GGR491Y1GGR492H1GGR493Y1 (0.5 credit can be used based on internship), GGR497H1GGR498H1GGR499H1

Note: At least 1.0 credit must be 300/400 series courses