Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Lassonde School of Engineering

The Certificate Program in Geography Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing is offered jointly by the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering in the Lassonde School of Engineering, the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, and the Faculty of Environmental Studies. The certificate is to provide undergraduate students with applied skills in the areas of geographic information (GIS) and remote sensing and image processing.

Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing is offered by the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Registered Honours BSc and BSc candidates, and visiting students, may work towards a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing, offered jointly by the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering of the Lassonde School of Engineering, the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and the Faculty of Environmental Studies. The certificate program includes three streams, one offered through each of the three units above. Honours BSc or BSc candidates majoring in earth and atmospheric science, environmental science or geography can work concurrently towards the certificate and an Honours BSc or BSc degree.

The certificate requirements for BSc and Honours BSc candidates are as follows.

Earth and Atmospheric Science Stream
Other Streams

For the requirements for the Geography or Environmental studies streams, refer to those Faculty sections of the York Undergraduate Programs Calendar.

To be eligible to receive the certificate, students must achieve a minimum credit-weighted grade point average of 6.00 (B) over the 24 York University credits required for the certificate in one of the three streams. Degree candidates must also achieve and maintain Honours standing in their academic degree program.

Note: students who have been exempted from the 1000-level requirement in the geography stream may substitute six additional credits which must be approved by the Department of Geography and which must be chosen from the following list: SC/GEOG 2130 3.00, AP/GEOG 3140 3.00, AP/GEOG 4240 3.00, LE/ESSE 4220 3.00 or LE/ESSE 4230 3.00.

For additional information, consult the three units mentioned above.