Remote Sensing (BSc)


Remote sensing provides a new vantage point to marvel, monitor and measure our world.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to being an international leader in the development and application of innovative remote sensing technologies and research.

The Remote Sensing Group at the University of Lethbridge is composed primarily of faculty, students and other researchers from the Department of Geography & Environment and Physics & Astronomy. Remote sensing involves gathering information about objects without being in direct contact with the object. The information we gather comes from a wide variety of sensor types such as Earth observation satellites, airborne imagers, hyperspectral ground-based spectroradiometers and distributed sensor networks.

This rapidly growing, technologically-driven science allows us to make detailed observations, measurements, and models of the world we live in and impacts on the environment.

Remote sensing also includes scientists in the fields of medical imaging, image processing/computer science, and astronomy.

At the University of Lethbridge, we have a wide range of scientists working in the field of remote sensing performing research at scales from the atom to the study of distant stars.

About the Major in Urban & Regional Studies

The Departments of Geography & Environment and Physics & Astronomy offer a major in remote sensing for the 40-course Bachelor of Science degree program.

At the master’s level, students can pursue a master of science in geography, where they conduct study and research in the area of remote sensing, and at the doctoral level, PhD students majoring in earth, space and physical science can pursue a concentration in remote sensing. Learn more about graduate studies at uLethbridge.

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To find out more about these exciting opportunities to get involved with faculty research, contact the Department directly.

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The Registrar's Office has many great resources to help you plan your program. Our Academic Advisors are also a great resource, so connect with them early and as often as you need. They can help you understand your degree requirements and help you navigate your program planning guide. To access the Program Planning Guide for 2024-25, click here. Program Planning Guides for all other years, are available here.