Geocomputing


Geocomputing is an applied program that combines theory and practice of computer science and geography, giving students expertise to study and understand spatial dimensions of social and environmental problems.

Overview

Geocomputing is an applied program that combines theory and practice of computer science and geography.

Geocomputing offers a unique way to combine geographical and environmental skills with training in computer science.

The program gives students expertise to study and understand spatial dimensions of social and environmental problems such as minimizing environmental impacts and identifying critical habitat.

At a Glance

Degree options
Bachelor of Arts (BA), major

Curriculum

At Mount Allison, Geocomputing combines theory and practice of computing and geography, offering students a new way to look at the world.

Students in Geocomputing take courses in computer science, environmental science, and environmental studies, with spatial computing (geographic information systems) at the heart.

In Computer Science, you'll look at subjects like:

  • programming techniques
  • algorithms
  • discrete structures
  • data structures
  • database systems
  • object-oriented design and methodology
  • computers and society

In Environment and Geography, you'll look at subjects like:

  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • the physical environment
  • the human environment
  • data analysis
  • resources management and environmental policies

In their final year, students complete an applied capstone project that integrates both fields.

Geocomputing is available as:

  • BA joint major (90 credits)

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate?

Careers

Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.

Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.

With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you'll also graduate with hands-on learning and on-the-job experience.

Our graduates also boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs and professional schools such as law and medicine.

 

Popular career paths for Geocomputing graduates include:

  • computer programmer
  • geospatial database administrator
  • spatial web/application developer
  • GIS/GPS analyst
  • image analysis using remote sensing products
  • computer mapping and software developer
  • cartographer

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Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Our admissions decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth. The drop menu below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended for the Bachelor of Arts.

Academic Awards

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Mount A is 3rd in national academic awards won by students


Maclean’s ranks Mount Allison second for student satisfaction and third in the number of students who have won national academic awards. To date, 55 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars.

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