X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Environmental Geomatics (Co-op) (EG:C)

Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

This program provides opportunities for study of the processes and properties of the biophysical environment and a core foundation in the analytical techniques (i.e. Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing) used for their interpretation, analysis and presentation.

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Environmental Geomatics is a five year program, including four work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.

Environmental Geomatics Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2 Off
2 Academic Semester 3


Academic Semester 4

COOP*1000 Work Term I

3 Academic Semester 5 COOP*2000 Work Term II Academic Semester 6
4 COOP*3000 Work Term III COOP*4000 Work Term IV Off
5 Academic Semester 7 Academic Semester 8 N/A

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.

Credit Summary (21.50 Total Credits)*

4.50 - First year science credits

9.00 - Required science courses semesters 3 – 8

1.00 - Required social science courses semesters 3 – 8

2.50 - Approved Science electives

1.00 - Liberal Education electives

2.00 - Free electives - any approved elective for B.Sc. students.

1.50 - Co-op Work Terms

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Note: A minimum of three Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fourth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 22.00.

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
GEOG*1350 [0.50] Earth: Hazards and Global Change
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
One of:
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
Students who are lacking one 4U /grade 12 course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The required first-year science courses in that subject should be completed according to the revised schedule of studies available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS
Semester 2 - Winter
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences II
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 3 - Fall
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ENVS*2240 [0.50] Fundamentals of Environmental Geology
GEOG*2000 [0.50] Geomorphology
GEOG*2420 [0.50] The Earth From Space
GEOG*2480 [0.50] Mapping and GIS
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
Semester 4 - Winter
GEOG*2110 [0.50] Climate and the Biophysical Environment
GEOG*2210 [0.50] Environment and Resources
GEOG*3420 [0.50] Remote Sensing of the Environment
One of:
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
MATH*1090 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II
0.50 approved Science electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 - Fall
GEOG*3000 [0.50] Fluvial Processes
GEOG*3110 [0.50] Biotic and Natural Resources
GEOG*3480 [0.50] GIS and Spatial Analysis
0.50 approved Science electives
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 6 - Summer
GEOG*3610 [0.50] Environmental Hydrology
GEOG*4990 [0.50] Independent Study in Geography
One of:
GEOG*3020 [0.50] Global Environmental Change
GEOG*3210 [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
1.00 electives
Fall Semester
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
Winter Semester
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 7 - Fall
GEOG*4110 [1.00] Environmental Systems Analysis
1.50 electives, at least 1.00 from approved Science electives
Semester 8 - Winter
GEOG*4150 [0.50] Catchment Processes
GEOG*4480 [1.00] Applied Geomatics
1.00 electives, at least 0.50 from approved Science electives
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