Geographical Information Science (Concentration)

Professional Occupations in

Geographical Information Science (GIS)

Rapid Growth in Canada and Around the World

Professional occupations in Geographical Information Science (GIS) are growing rapidly in Canada and around the world. There is an ever-increasing demand for skilled professionals with an advanced level of GIS education. Our Geographical Information Science concentration is designed to provide both the specialized problem-solving skills and broad spatial modeling background that are required for decision support in fields as diverse as environmental management, urban planning, infrastructure design and marketing.

The optional concentration in Geographical Information Science is available for:

  • Major in Agricultural Studies (B.Sc.)
  • Major in Archaeology and Geography (B.A. or B.Sc.)
  • Major in Environmental Science (B.Sc.)
  • Major in Geography (B.A., B.Sc., or BASc.)
  • Post-Diploma B.Sc. in Agricultural Studies
  • Post-Diploma B.Sc. in Environmental Science


Geography majors graduating from the University of Lethbridge with a Concentration in Geographical Information Science have career possibilities in a number of exciting and dynamic occupations in firms that specialize in marketing, environmental science, civil engineering consulting, forestry management or energy transmission, to name only a few. As a University of Lethbridge student you will have access to advanced technologies and research expertise, and gain practical skills using state-of-the-art software.