Environmental Geoscience & Geomatics
Students in this degree program are combining two exciting and dynamic fields of study; geosciences and geomatics. Geosciences is concerned with the natural and human-induced forces shaping our planet. Geomatics, which involves the science and application of geospatial tools such as GIS and remote sensing, is a core component of the rapidly growing information sector. Combined, these fields of study will give you a unique specialty in the spatial analysis of environmental systems and human impact on environment. Graduates of this program will apply their expertise to a number of applications in agriculture, forestry, transportation, fisheries, mining, and often work as environmental consultants.
What skills will you develop?
In addition to honing your science communication skills (oral & written), you will also develop and master: use field equipment (e.g., streamflow gauging, landscape surveying, environmental monitoring), analysis of imagery from satellites, airplanes, and drones, spatial analysis of landforms and environmental change in geographic information systems in state-of-sciencesoftware, data sampling and assessment.