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Geography Programs Information

The Department of Geography offers arts and science undergraduate degrees in Geography and a certificate in Mapping Sciences. Geography programs are also offered concurrently with a BEd degree from the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education and a Geography Major is available in the HBASc offered by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Orillia Campus. An HBESc and HBES with Geography Major are also offered in the Division of Environmental Studies.

Students are also advised of the interdisciplinary minor concentration in Northern Studies, and the interdisciplinary programs in Geoarchaeology.

Students in the HBSc, HBSc with Geology Minor and HBESc programs who are interested in the possibility of becoming registered as Professional Geoscientists are directed to study the appropriate web sites to determine the number and type of courses required. Details of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) can be found at

Certificate Program in Mapping Sciences
The objectives of this program are to develop students' expertise in the many disciplines of Mapping Sciences, and to increase students' awareness of how the synergies of these technologies maximize the potential uses for spatial information. Mapping Sciences include cartography, map reading, air photo interpretation, geographic information systems, and remote sensing.

Applicants must meet the University's admission requirements for mature students or a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program.

Concurrent Programs with Education
For students in concurrent honours bachelor degree programs, 2 (two) FCEs of required Education courses will be taken instead of electives in the HBSc program, prior to entering the Professional Year.

For full program descriptions see:

GEOGRAPHY PROGRAMS (Department of Geography):


INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES PROGRAMS (Department of Interdisciplinary Studies) (see also GEOGRAPHY PROGRAMS):

EDUCATION PROGRAMS (Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education) (see also GEOGRAPHY PROGRAMS):