Geographic Information Science
The School of Computing Science and the Department of Geography cooperate in offering the program in Geographic Information Science. Students may pursue major or honors options leading to the BSc or BSc (Honors) degrees under the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
Admission and Continuation
Entry into geographic information science programs is possible via
- direct admission from high school,
- direct transfer from a recognized post-secondary institution, or
- internal transfer from within Simon Fraser University.
A specific admission average for each entry route is established each term depending on the number of spaces available and subject to the approval of the Dean of Applied Sciences.
Requirements for direct admission (either high school or post-secondary) follow the corresponding requirements for admission into computing science using the same admission averages and calculations.
SFU students applying for internal transfer into the geographic information science program are assessed based on grade point average over the courses listed under lower division requirements below. Only courses taken at SFU are used in the average. If one or more courses have been duplicated (repeated), the grades from all course attempts will be used equally in calculating the average. Application may be made at any time after at least 18 SFU credits of this coursework have been completed and all 100-level requirements have been satisfied.
Students must maintain a CGPA of 2.5 to remain in the program.
Co-op is strongly encouraged. Students taking the major in Geographic Information Science will be in great demand while they are still in the program. The current number of co-op postings for students exceeds the supply by a large margin. Co-op employers are actively seeking students with a broad range of GIS skills, especially those with a solid foundation in programming, database management, and statistics, in addition to substantive knowledge in geography and resource management.
Contact an advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.