Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Geomatics Option

The Geomatics Option consists of a minimum of 4.0 credits. Students must complete the three required core courses (1.5 credits) and a minimum of 2.5 elective credits. In order to graduate, a GPA of 6.00 in the courses included in the Geomatics Option is required.

Required Core Courses (1.5 credits):
GG251 - Cartography
GG254 - Geographic Information and Analysis
GG258 - Geographical Research Methods

GES Elective Courses (2 credits):
Four electives (2.0 credits) from among the following GES courses:
GG351 - Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
GG355 - Remote Sensing for Geography and Environmental Studies
GG361 - Spatial Analysis
GG368 - Computer Applications in Geography
GG369 - Geographical Information Systems
GG468 - Advanced Spatial Analysis
GG469 - Advanced Geographical Information Systems

One additional elective (0.5 credits) from the following:
CP102 - Information Processing with Microcomputer Systems
CP104 - Introduction to Programming
CP202 - Website Design
CP212 - Windows Application Programming
CS213 - Technology and Society
PS260 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
In addition, when choosing elective courses, note that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program or department administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.

Additional Information
Notes

  1. Completion of the option requirements will result in a "Geomatics Option" designation on student transcripts and degree.
  2. The option is available to all honours degree students with the exception of the Honours BSc in Geography and Geomatics.