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Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Interested in customizing geographic technology? Combine geography and computer science in the field of geomatics. Study GPS, satellite imagery, remotely sensed data, GIS and visualization tools. Learn how to collect, process, analyze and display data and use maps to improve our world.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional Field Schools optional

Areas of focus

  • Geographic information technology
  • Geomatics


  • Cartographer
  • Emergency planner
  • Environmental assessment coordinator
  • Environmental monitor
  • Forestry technician
  • Geographic information systems technologist
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Geographic information system specialist
  • Land surveyor
  • Marine conservationist
  • Meteorologist
  • Mining researcher
  • Parks policy analyst
  • Sustainability or environmental consultant
  • Urban or regional planner


Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

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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.

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