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Students graduating with the Honours degree in Geography will have met the challenge of undertaking a supervised research project and presenting the results in a dissertation.

For many students, this experience is a critical one in determining their career. It is a good way, within a reasonable time frame, to strengthen a chosen specialization.

The Honour's degree is highly valued at Memorial and in other universities; it is often a decisive asset for students who apply for external research funding and graduate programs, or for employment.

Program requirements

1. Students intending to take an Honours degree in Geography must apply for entry to the Honour's program though the Office of the Registrar.

2. Students accepted in the Honour's program must:

  • Comply with the General Regulations for the Honours degree of BA and BSc as appropriate.
  • Arrange their program in consultation with the Head of the Department

3. A candidate for the Honours degree is required to complete at least 60 credit hours in courses in Geography, including:

  • Forty-five credit hours in courses as listed under Major in Geography.
  • Geography 3230, 4990, and 4999.
  • Six additional credit hours at the 4000-level.

Academic standing: BA Honours

In order to graduate with a BA Honours, a candidate shall obtain: A grade of 70% or better, OR and average of 75% or higher in the minimum number of courses (including the required courses) in the Hounours subject(s) prescribed by the Department [or, in the case of Joint Honours, Departments] concerned, excluding 1000-level courses. A grade of 70% or better must be obtained in the Honours dissertation.

AND

An average of at least 2.75 points on the total number of credit hours in the courses required for the degree.

Academic standing: BSc Honours

In order to graduate with a BSc Honours, a candidate shall obtain a grade of "B" or better, OR an average of 75% or higher (whichever is to the candidate's advantage) in the minimum number of courses in the Honours subject (or subjects) prescribed by the Department (or, in the case of Joint Honours, Departments) concerned, excluding 1000-level courses.

AND

An average of at least 2.75 points on the total number of credit hours in the courses required for the degree.

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