Geography Honours BASc, BEd (P/J)

Geography Honours BASc, BEd (P/J)

Bachelor degree
72 months
Application deadlines: March 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$135
Intakes: Fall

Program overview

As a Geography student you will spend the first two years building a foundation of knowledge in a wide spectrum of geographical themes which examine: Where populations and activities are located on Earth When and why physical and environmental patterns change The impacts these changes have on human and physical environments The responses to these impacts In your final two years of study you may specialize in a particular area including: Climate change Glacial Processes Soil Analysis Conservation Natural Hazards Water Resource Management Sociocultural Geography Our courses reflect the breadth of the discipline, as well as geographical techniques and research methods including digital photogrammetry, remote sensing, soil and water testing and geographic information systems (GIS). We also offer regional field camps and a Regional or International Field Study course that is available in your final year of study. In addition to your Geography degree, we offer a concurrent Certificate in Geomatics which includes the study of cartography, air photo interpretation, digital photogrammetry and more applied mapping techniques. You will also have access to specialized equipment at the Lakehead University GeoSpatial Data Centre to support your studies. This certificate is a great addition to your degree, providing you with practical skills and an employment advantage post-graduation. Our location in the heart of Northwestern Ontario, surrounded by Lake Superior, the boreal forest and other unique geographical features, makes Lakehead University the ideal institution to learn about Geography. We maintain great relationships with regional organizations dedicated to outdoor education and the environment, facilitating experiential learning and fieldwork opportunities in one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes Canada has to offer. Our International Field Study course is open to you as a third or fourth year student and is a unique opportunity to conduct structured and supervised geographical fieldwork. You will work with professors, local geographers and other experts to explore the physical attributes of your destination and gain insight into how diverse the Earth's geography really is. This course is a great opportunity to learn applied geographical methods, network within the industry and expand your knowledge of the Earth's features.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) Program specific prerequisite courses; Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian) Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Career opportunities

Human Geography Economic Development Officer Urban Planner Demographer Municipal Advisor Medical Geographer Market Research Analyst Physical Geography Soil Conservationist Ecologist Climatologist Habitat Researcher Agronomist Resource Management Specialist Computational Cartographer Land Surveyor Map Interpreter Spatial Data Analyst GIS Specialist Aerial Photo Analyst

Campus location

Orillia , Canada

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