Geographers focus on the earth’s surface as the space inhabited and endlessly transformed by humankind. They also bridge the physical and social sciences to study the relationship between human societies and their biophysical environment.


Focus on society and environment, or on resources, economies and environment. See also our certificates in Spatial Information Systems — which offers valuable technical training — and in Urban Studies.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for Geography

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

The Minor program

See the description in the Academic Calendar.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

  • Cartographer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information Specialist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geophysicist
  • GIS Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Marketer
  • Professional Geoscientist
  • Seismologist
  • Surveyor
  • Teacher
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Wildlife Habitat Protectionist