Environmental Geomatics Major

Environmental Geomatics (EG)

Admission Requirements

Explore the Forces Shaping Our Planet

 Evaluate earth systems and environmental hazards

You will gain expertise in earth systems such as freshwater and carbon as well as develop skills in evaluating environmental risks and hazards. This mix of scientific and technical training is in demand and can lead to work in fields like flood-plain mapping, emergency management, rural planning and more.

 Become an Environmental Professional

The emphasis on geomatics and spatial technologies (such as geographic information systems and remote sensing) will give you a recognized specialization as an environmental professional.

 Gain Valuable Field Experience

Focus on field-based and experiential learning by using state-of-the-science software and data to solve real-world geographical problems.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Environmental Geomatics?

Upon completing this program, graduates become leaders at local consulting firms, various government agencies, and non-government organizations. This includes work as geoscientists & geo-technicians, GIS analysts, land-use planners, environmental consultants, educators (including outdoor education), parks and recreation managers.

Here are just a few careers our graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Professional geoscientist
  • Geomatics specialist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Ecoscientists
  • Geo-technicians
  • GIS analysts
  • Land-use planners
  • Environmental consultants
  • Educators (including outdoor education)
  • Parks and recreation manager

Why Environmental Geomatics?

In Environmental Geomatics you'll get the opportunity to study the processes and properties of the biophysical environment, both in the field and in the classroom. Then you'll apply your geographical knowledge and understanding of our ever-changing environment in ways that are relevant to building a sustainable and resilient society.

Students in the Environmental Geomatics EG program may also be interested in studying Environmental Biology, Geography, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, or other majors.

EG Course Calendar

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Environmental Geomatics co-op is a five-year program, which includes four work terms. This co-op prepares students for their work terms by helping them develop professional attitudes and skills expected in the workplace as well as helping to build a toolkit of resume and cover letter writing as well as interview skills.

EG Co-op Calendar

Jubril Bello
I chose U of G because of the international student experience and how the university integrates international students from all over. I chose the Geomatics program because it's quite unique – the first two years involve biology, statistics, and environmental science, to build a core science background. Also, the program is very open and gives you great electives to compliment your degree.

Jubril Bello
Environmental Geomatics
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