Geographic Information Science

If you want to study the importance of computer imaging, data collection and analysis in the many facets of geography, then you will be interested in this program. Study cartography, spatial analysis and biogeography.


The Geographic Information Science program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Environment is offered by the School of Computing Science and the Department of Geography.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program description >

Admission requirements for Geographic Information Science

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see the SFU Calendar for more information. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Applied Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Geographic Information Science

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

  • Cartographer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information Specialist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geophysicist
  • GIS Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Marketer
  • Professional Geoscientist
  • Seismologist
  • Surveyor
  • Teacher
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Wildlife Habitat Protectionist