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Post-secondary study isn't always a straight path
Geography Major, Jonathan Ling, started his educational journey at Langara college before transferring to SFU to complete his degree. Now in the final year of his degree, Jonathan, who is also the Co-Chair of the Geography Student Union, is completing a co-op placement as a Data Analyst with Pivot 2020. You can read more about Jonathan's experience here.
If you're also thinking about transferring to SFU, please check out the transfer-specific information below, then visit our Prospective Students page for additional information on the programs and opportunities available within the Geography department.
Transferable courses completed at a recognized college or transfer institution can be used towards your degree at SFU. To ensure your courses are transferable and to streamline your transition to SFU, be sure to:
- check the BC Transfer Guide to determine how courses taken at the transfer institution will be credited at SFU
- select courses at the transfer institution that either meet requirements or serve as electives for your program of choice at SFU (click on the program links to the right to see the required courses for each of our majors)
- meet the requirements for admission as a transfer student
- note the limits on transfer of credit
Participating in SFU's co-operative education program is a fantastic way to gain work-ready skills, build contacts in your field and discover your career path. As a transfer student, you are encouraged to contact FENV co-op during your first term at SFU to determine your eligibility and ensure that you will have time to participate in the program. Students must have less than 80 units, including the current semester's enrollment, in order to be eligible.
Visit our Co-op page for additional details.
Become a P.Ag or P.Geo
Did you know that students in SFU's Physical Geography program can complete the course work required for certification as a Professional Geoscientist or Professional Agrologist as part of their degree? You can learn more about this process on our Professional Accreditation page.
Don't forget to check out these handy 'how-to-guides' for detailed information on the courses you will need to complete.
Curious About Your Career Options?
As an interdisciplinary science, Geography equips you with the ability to approach problems from a variety of angles, something that is key to addressing 'wicked' problems like climate change. It also provides practical skills in areas such as:
- Critical Thinking, Research & Analysis
- Project Design and Planning
- Spatial and Environmental Literacy
- Communications and Teamwork
- Data Acquisition and Modeling