Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Geographic Information Science

Structuring your programme

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points.

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Geographic Information Science we recommend the capstone course, GISCI 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page

In your first year you should take at least three of the following courses (45 points):

Note: at least one of these must be COMPSCI 130 or STATS 101

In your second year you should take both (30 points):

Plus at least one of (15 points):

In your third year you should take at least two of (30 points):

Plus an additional course (15 points) from the above or:

You can use our degree planners to help you plan the courses you need to take for your BSc. To find the most up to date Geographic Information Science degree planner, go to the Science degree planners page

Doing a double major with Geographic Information Science

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement GIScience: Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, Geophysics, Information and Technology Management, Marine Science and Statistics.

Preparing for your Geographic Information Science major

Some students will feel more prepared for our GIScience courses if they have already studied certain subjects in high school.

You may feel more prepared for your GIScience major if you have studied Digital Technologies, Geography and Statistics.  

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