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Geography (BSc)


Geography (BSc)

 waterloo

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In our Geography (BSc) program, you'll examine the interactions between humans and their environment by developing an understanding of the staggering rate humans have modified urban and natural systems over the past few hundred years.

 


Program Highlights

  • First-year Geography courses combine classroom learning with hands-on lab meetings.
  • In upper years you will participate in field and lab courses where you can design and carry out original research projects.
  • In fourth-year courses you have the option of doing an undergraduate thesis project to refine your research skills or participate in field courses in places such the Canadian Rockies and the Yukon
  • You'll learn quantitative and qualitative research skills that you can apply to a range of careers and graduate research directions.
  • You'll learn to use computerized Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a skill that is highly desired by private and public sector employers.
  • You'll study with professors who are leading researchers in their fields, and acquire a broad range of skills and expertise in physical geography and geospatial analysis.

Sample Courses

  • Coastal Processes and Landforms
  • Geographic Information and Analysis
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Catchment and Global Biogeochemistry
  • Paleoclimatology

Requirements

  • Minimum admission range of low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of low 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions at 60%.
  • Two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 60%.

All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average. 

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • Two of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics each at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Geomatics Option
  • Sustainability Option
  • Community Engagement Option

Check out some other options to enhance your degree.

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