off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
Research the impact of human activities on the environment. Travel to the Czech Republic and discover the country's architecture and history. Learn practical skills in field and laboratory techniques, and remote sensing technology. Get practical experience with Geographic Information Systems.
- B.A. Four-year
- B.A. Three-year
- B.A. Honours
- B.A. Double Honours
Bachelor of Science - Geography
- B.Sc. Four-year
- B.Sc. Three-year
- B.Sc. Honours
- B.Sc. Double Honours
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Geography is the study of the processes that shape human and physical landscapes. It explains the organization of space and differences between areas through detailed studies of spatial patterns and processes. The study of Geography requires students to address research questions from a distinctly geographic perspective while drawing from a broad base of knowledge from related subject areas in the social and natural sciences. Geography students develop insights and inquiry skills that can be applied to problems confronting society. From the effects of air and water pollution to population growth, Geography students deal with a wide range of issues.
Human Geography is designed to stimulate a geographical imagination among students who are interested in understanding "how the world turns" by focusing on how nature, culture, and human actions shape places, regions, and the relationships and interactions among them.
Physical Geography introduces students to the principles, processes and interactions in the earth's physical environment with an emphasis on how energy and matter flows within global environmental systems. Topics include global radiation and energy balances, atmospheric and oceanic processes, the hydrological cycle, earth surface processes and biogeochemical cycling.
- As a Geography student you can choose to participate in a Work Experience Internship Program or the Co-operative Education Program, where you work in public and private companies related to fields such as environmental studies, planning, and regional and urban development. These programs allow you to gain practical skills and experience in a workplace setting while receiving academic credit for completing projects relevant to your field of study. A flexible program, the internship is also offered to students of various academic backgrounds and can be set up with partnership organizations according to the particular interests.
- The undergraduate program includes training in all branches of Geography with special emphasis on Environment and Resources, GIS and Remote Sensing, Urban, and Cultural Studies.
- The Department of Geography & Planning is committed to maintaining its strong national and international reputation for teaching and research.
- GEOG 222: Introduction to Geomatics
Introduction to the skills for reading maps, air photos and satellite images is provided, along with an introduction to computer-based cartography, image analysis and enhancement, and GIS.
- GEOG 325: Principles of Fluvial Systemsy
Processes responsible for the spatial variability of available water resources are introduced and investigated analytically. Topics covered will provide an explanation of the pattern of precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, snowmelt and stream flow.
- GEOG 381: Geography of Northern Development
Explores the question of development in northern Canada. The framework for this geographical analysis is provided by the Core/Hinterland Theory. Within this theoretical framework, major resource development will be examined and the regional impact analyzed. Special attention will be placed upon resource development conflicts.
- Land use planner
- Aerial photo interpreter
- Geographic systems designer
- Water quality control technician
- GIS analyst
- Environmental impact analyst
- Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
- Communication skills: written and/or oral
- Computer skills
- Conducting field research
- Interpreting research findings
- Laboratory skills
- Organizational/Planning skills
- Personal management/Motivational skills
- Teamwork/Interpersonal skills
- Technical skills
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Problem-solving skills