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Geographic Information Technology

Interested in geography, but you’re not a geography student? Study spatial analysis, technology, people, the Earth and resource management.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional Field school courses optional

Areas of focus

  • Cartography
  • Global positioning systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Spatial analysis
  • Surveying


  • Cartographer
  • Environmental assessor
  • Emergency planner
  • First Nations governance
  • GIS technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Urban/regional planner


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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