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
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.
- Environmental analysis and assessmenet
- Locational analysis for commercial activity
- Urban and regional planning
- Mapping and spatial data
- 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.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Fall, winter and spring semesters
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