Ryerson's Geographic Analysis program emphasizes the application of geographic skills in a research and problem-solving framework. The goal of the program is to provide students with a unique combination of theory, analytical techniques and computer skills which will enable them to work effectively and independently in a variety of employment and graduate research settings after graduation. Our program leads to a four-year BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree.
The program in Environment and Urban Sustainability is designed for students interested in environmental and conservation issues. Students learn to evaluate effects of development on urban settlements and to assess and facilitate conservation and the development of sustainable responses. The program integrates the social sciences, natural sciences, and applied disciplines as related to environmental and sustainability issues.
The Department of Geography (Faculty of Arts), and the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (Ted Rogers School of Management) are jointly offering the Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA), one of the first graduate degrees at Ryerson University. They have pooled their resources and expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) and data analysis to establish an intense, professionally oriented Master's program.
The MSA is designed to focus on state-of-the-art GIS tools, and the concepts that are needed for practitioners in geospatial data handling and analysis. Applications and employment opportunities include a wide variety of areas in government and business, as well as academic research. The program is completed on a full-time (one year) or a part-time (two year) basis with excellent rates of on-time completion.
The post-graduate GIS certificates offered at Ryerson University through the Department of Geography and Continuing Education respond to today's need for enhanced computer literacy in the management and analysis of digital spatial data, and the application of those data in decision-making.