All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

The School of Geography & Earth Sciences will be renamed the School of Earth, Environment & Society effective July 6th, 2020.

Geographic Information Science (GIS) Minor

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The School of Earth, Environment & Society offers a minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS). This is open to students enrolled in any honours undergraduate program at McMaster. The courses (and degrees) offered in the School of Earth, Environment & Society fulfill the educational requirements for professional certification offered by the GIS Certification Institute and can lead to a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) designation.

For more information on how our courses meet the educational requirements for certification, click here.

GIS Minor Requirements

For a list of relevant courses, please see our Course Map.

For more information on GIS or acquiring ArcGIS at McMaster, contact Patrick DeLuca, email:

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