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Geography and the Environment
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Geographic Information Systems certificate

This program combines courses in the Geography, Computer Information Systems and Mathematics departments into a certificate. The program consists of a minimum of 31 credits.

Entrance requirements

New students should apply to Qualifying Studies. Students will be required to meet the admissions requirements for Qualifying Studies, as well as meet prerequisites for each course within the certificate.

Students currently enrolled in UFV post-secondary programs are required to meet only the course prerequisites.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program requirements

Course Title Credits
GEOG 253 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
GEOG 353 GIS Applications 4
GEOG 453 Remote Sensing of the Environment 4
GEOG 454 Geospatial Data Analysis and Modeling 4
GEOG 458 GIS Project 4
One of the following: 3-4
  COMP 125 Principles of Computing  
  COMP 150 Introduction to Programming  
  COMP 155 Object-Oriented Programming  
One of the following: 4
  STAT 104 Introductory Statistics  
  STAT 106 Statistics I  
  MATH 270/
  STAT 270
Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
One of the following: 4
  GEOG 252 Explanation in Geography: Quantitative Methods  
  SOC 355/
  ANTH 355/
  MACS 355
Quantitative Research Methods  

Residency

A minimum of 8 credits towards the certificate must be taken at UFV.

Undergraduate continuance

Students must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from the University. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Undergraduate Continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.