Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2012/2013)
9.17 Geography

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The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department of Geography:

  1. Major in Geography (B.A. or B.Sc.)

  2. Honours in Geography (B.A. or B.Sc.)

  3. Minor in Geography

  4. Joint Programs

  5. Focus Area in Geography

  6. Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences

Geography course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Geography

9.17.1 Major in Geography (B.A. or B.Sc.)
  1. Students may complete a Major in Geography as part of either a B.A. or B.Sc. program. See the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Arts and Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science degrees as appropriate.

  2. All students who major in Geography shall consult with their assigned faculty advisor, or the Head of the Department, who will help them in planning their academic program. For this purpose, it is essential that students declare their major at an early stage of their studies.

  3. The Major in Geography consists of 45 credit hours in Geography courses including:

    1. 1050, or 1000 & 1001, or 1010 & 1011;

    2. 2001, 2102, 2195, 2226, 2302, 2425;

    3. 3222, 3226;

    4. Nine credit hours from courses at the 3000-level;

    5. At least 9 credit hours chosen from courses at the 4000-level;

    6. Further credit hours in courses at the 3000-level or above, to fulfil the required 45 credit hours in Geography courses.

  4. B.Sc. students must complete 15 credit hours in science courses outside Geography at the 2000-level or above.

9.17.2 Honours in Geography (B.A. or B.Sc.)
  1. Students intending to take an Honours degree in Geography must apply for entry to the Honours program through the Office of the Registrar.

  2. Students accepted in the Honours program must:

    1. Comply with the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science as appropriate.

    2. Arrange their program in consultation with the Head of the Department.

  3. For the Honours Degree, a student will be required to have completed at least 60 credit hours in courses in Geography, including:

    1. Forty-five credit hours in courses as listed under Major in Geography.

    2. Geography 3230, 4990 and 4999.

    3. Six additional credit hours at the 4000-level.

9.17.3 Minor in Geography

The Minor in Geography consists of 24 credit hours in Geography courses, including:

  1. 1050, 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, 2425; and 6 credit hours in electives taken from Geography courses at the 3000- or 4000- level, or

  2. 1000 and 1001, or 1010 and 1011; 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, 2425; and 3 credit hours in electives taken from Geography courses at the 3000- or 4000- level.

9.17.4 Joint Programs

Regulations for the Joint Honours in Computer Science and Geography, Joint Honours in Geography/Earth Sciences, and Joint Major in Computer Science and Geography are found under the heading Joint Programs in the entry for the Faculty of Science.

Students who wish to take a Joint Major or a Joint Honours in Geography and another subject must arrange their program in consultation with the heads of the Departments concerned, and comply with the General Regulations of the appropriate Faculty.

9.17.5 Focus Area in Geography - Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary)

The focus area in Geography is applicable only to the Bachelor of Education Primary/Elementary degree programs offered by the Faculty of Education. Please see Focus Areas under the Faculty of Education for program details.

9.17.6 Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences

Information regarding the Diploma Program in Geographic Information Sciences may be found under the heading Diploma Programs Offered in the Faculty of Arts.