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Enviromental Science Program

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing


Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing - Geography Stream

York University students may earn a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements of a Bachelor's Degree.

The Certificate is designed for students to learn theory and techniques of GIS and RS and their applications in urban and natural environments with the aid of the state-of-the-art software packages.

Possible job opportunities after obtaining the certificate include various industries such as banks, energy/hydro, environmental planning, mining, real estate, and federal, provincial or municipal governments (e.g., environment, health, natural resources, urban and regional planning).

This certificate is open to students concurrently enrolled in any of York University's undergraduate programs and to students who already hold a BA or BSc degree in Geography or Environmental Science from York University.

Applications for registration in the Geography Stream of the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing should be submitted to the Geography Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (N430 Ross). Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

To fulfil certificate requirements, students must successfully complete the following 24 credits:

  • AP/SC/GEOG 1400 6.00 or AP/GEOG 1410 6.00 or AP/GEOG 1000 6.00
  • AP/SC GEOG 2340 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 2420 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 3340 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 3440 3.00 (EN/ENVS 3521 3.00)
  • AP/SC/GEOG 4340 3.00
  • AP/SC/GEOG 4440 3.00 (EN/ENVS 4521 3.00)

 

In order to be awarded the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 6.0 (B) in the York University courses required for the GIS/RS Certificate, and achieve an overall cumulative grade point average of 5.0 (C+) in all courses.