What is geography?

Geography literally means description of the Earth — its physical and human components and how they vary spatially. Geography studies the inter-relationships of climate, landforms, plants, animals and humans over the surface of the Earth.

Geographers are more than map-makers (though they are that, too). They are planners, researchers, environmentalists, educators and decision makers whose interests focus on some of society’s most pressing questions.


Geography at Memorial

We offer a diploma in geographic information sciences that you can complete at the same time as your bachelor’s degree. In the DIP-GIS, you gain valuable hands-on experience in cartography, remote sensing and geographic information systems.

Sample courses and degree map

GEOG 1050 - Geographies of Global Change
GEOG 2425 - Natural Resources
GEOG 3420 - Globalization of Food

Geography degree map

Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.


Career opportunities

  • Environmental analysis and assessmenet
  • Locational analysis for commercial activity
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Mapping and spatial data
  • Teaching
  • Travel and tourism
  • Community research
  • Arctic investigations
  • International development and policy

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences




Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000