Program Information

School: Luther College University
Faculty: Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Cartography
Description: The Bachelor of Geographic Information Science (B.GISc) is an innovative program offered by the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at the University of Regina. The Bachelor of Geographic Information Science is a unique designation that is not offered anywhere else in North America.

Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is the intellectual understanding behind the development and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS are used by: resource exploration companies to locate areas of new reserves; power utilities to plan new power line routes; municipalities to manage their infrastructure; school boards to optimize school bus routing; health districts to examine the spread of infectious diseases; police departments to identify crime hot spots; and businesses to document the geographic distribution and demographics of their customers. Some of the questions asked in GIScience are: What are the implications of using latitude and longitude, a postal code, or a street address to locate a crime scene? How do you encode the flight pattern of a butterfly in a computer? Is there a spatial correlation between diabetes and socio-economic status?

URL: Geographic Information Science at Luther College University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. For more information regarding costs and fees, please visit:

Careers: Land Surveyors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have a High school diploma. Prerequisite courses necessary for admission vary by province. For more information, please visit: