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).

Minor Program Only (Arts program)

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) FCEs towards both programs. For the full list of course descriptions, please see the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar

There are no entry requirements for this program

Number of courses  Courses FCEs
First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 half courses   GGR100H1/​ JEG100H1, GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1. 200/300 level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program. 1.0
Methods & Core Courses: All 4 GGR270H1, GGR272H1, GGR273H1, GGR373H1 2.0
Applications: Any 2 half courses GGR225H1, GGR337H1, GGR372H1, GGR386H1, GGR413H1, GGR414H1, GGR462H1, GGR472H1, GGR473H1, GGR491Y1, GGR492H1, GGR493Y1 (0.5 FCE can be used based on internship), GGR497H1, GGR498H1, GGR499H1, JFG470H1, JFG475H1 1.0
Note: At least 1.0 FCE must be 300/400 series courses
 Total   4.0


(Last updated: May 7, 2018)