Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Applied Sciences

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Geographic Information Science

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Program Information

School:Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty:Faculty of Applied Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Description:GIS is an interdisciplinary program offered by the faculty of applied science that combines a thorough knowledge of Geography and Computing Science topics such as: human and physical geography, databases, and computer graphics, with options to take courses in remote sensing, computer graphics and visualization, urban geography, climatology, and spatial modeling among many others.

GIS is all about the computational analysis of geographical phenomena. In this program, you will learn how create, store, analyze, manage, and visualize spatial data. Aside from its uses in cartography for creating maps such as those found in Google Earth, GIS is used by government agencies for urban planning and resource management. It is also used by companies involved in natural resource exploration—such as those in the mining, oil and gas, and forestry industries.
URL:Geographic Information Science at Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Applied Sciences
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,382
Careers:Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*86

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Obtain a minimum grade of 60% in English 4U Obtain a minimum grade of 60% in any Math 3U/3M or 4U/4M or MCT4C, MBF3C, MAP4C Graduate from high school Your admission average is calculated on six approved grade 12 courses, as specified below. ENG 4U, MHF 4U or MCV 4U, one of SBI 4U/SCH 4U/SPH 4U, and three other approved courses coded 4U/4M or DU/DM (acceptable International, Classical and Native Language courses must be completed at the Grade 12 (DU/DM) level).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 09, 2019