Geographic Information Science Major (BSc), Faculty of Environment, SFU

Simon Fraser University offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

  • The School of Computing Science and the Department of Geography offer a major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Students can also complete an Honors degree in Geographic Information Science
  • Admission is competitive. A separate admission average for each entry route is established each term. For more information, contact an Applied Sciences Advisor.
  • Computing Science course entry requires a grade of C- or better in each prerequisite course. Computing Science courses available to students who do not maintain at least a 2.40 CGPA may be limited.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

 Lower division requirements:

SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

CMPT 2251

GEOG 100

GEOG 1112

GEOG 253

GEOG 255

 

3

3

3

0

3

All of:

CPSC 21501

GEOG 1110

ABST 12062

Unavailable

GEOG 2210

 

3

3

3

0

3

And one of:

MACM 201

CMPT 210

 

3

3

And one of:

CPSC 2190

STAT 2281

 

3

3

And either both of:

CMPT 120

CMPT 1253

OR Both of:

CMPT 130

CMPT 135

 

3

3

 

0

0

And either both of:

CPSC 1150

CPSC 11813

OR both of:

Unavailable

Unavailable

 

3

3

 

0

0

One of:

GEOG 213

GEOG 214

GEOG 215

GEOG 221

GEOG 241

GEOG 261

 

3

3

0

3

3

3

One of:

GEOG 2290

GEOG 2280

Unavailable

GEOG 2250

GEOG 2270

GEOG 1130

 

3

3

0

3

3

3

One of:

GEOG 251

STAT 270

STAT 271

 

0

3

0

One of:

Unavailable

STAT 2281

Unavailable

 

0

3

0

One of:

MATH 150

MATH 151

MATH 1544

MATH 1574

 

0
3

3

3

One of:

Unavailable

MATH 1171 or 1173 or 1253

MATH 11754

Math 11744

 

0

3

3

3

One of:

MATH 152

MATH 1554

MATH 1584

 

3

 3

3

One of:

MATH 1271 or 1273

MATH 12754

MATH 12744

 

3

3

3

One of:

MATH 232

MATH 240

 

3

3

One of:

MATH 1252

MATH 2362

 

3

3

Electives5

 

Electives5

 


Footnotes:

The prerequisite for Langara's CPSC 2150 is a minimum "C" grade in CPSC 1160; or permission of department.  CPSC 1181 is recommended.

LANG GEOG 1180 (3) & LANG GEOG 1190 (3) = SFU GEOG 111 (3) & SFU GEOG 1XX (3), B-Sci

3 LANG CPSC 1181 = SFU CMPT 125 (3), Q & Exemption SFU CMPT 127 (0)

4 Students must achieve a grade of at least B+, and get permissions from SFU Computing Science School to use these courses.

5 The electives should include SFU W/Q/B requirements

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated September 2022