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Geographic Information Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
If you want to study the importance of computer imaging, data collection and analysis in the many facets of geography, then you will be interested in this Geographic Information Science program at Simon Fraser University. Study cartography, spatial analysis and biogeography.
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Overview

The Geographic Information Science program at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Environment is offered by the School of Computing Science and the Department of Geography.

If you want to study the importance of computer imaging, data collection and analysis in the many facets of geography, then you will be interested in this program. Study cartography, spatial analysis and biogeography.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Structures and Programming
  • Society, Space, Environment: Introducing Human Geography
  • Earth Systems
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Geographical Information Science 
  • Discrete Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Geomorphology
  • Weather and Climate
  • Biogeography
  • Economic Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Introduction to Urban Geography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Entry is via direct admission from high school, direct transfer from a recognized post-secondary institution, or internal transfer from within Simon Fraser University. 

Admission averages and calculations for direct program admission (from high school or post-secondary) are the same as the major program. Internal transfers are assessed on the lower division requirements grade point average (see below).

Apply anytime after at least 18 Simon Fraser University lower division units are completed, and all 100 division requirements have been satisfied.

Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) to remain in the program.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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