Programs of study

Undergraduate Programs

The various programs in The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics are designed to provide you with multi-faceted perspectives on environmental issues, physical and human environments. You will study major environmental and social issues that are affecting Canada and the world in the 21st century. Our programs will equip you with the knowledge, tools and technical skills that make you highly employable as soon as you graduate. Technologies such as computer cartography, remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) are an integral part of the curriculum, as are unforgettable field experiences in Canada's north and around the world.  Our programs offer a bilingual option as well as a cooperative education option that allows students to complete four paid internships in the private and public sectors.

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics offers programs in the following streams:

Environmental studies
Geography
Geomatics and spatial analysis

For more information on programs, consult the programs of study page

Graduate programs

Master's Programs

The objectives of the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics are to foster awareness of the field of geography, and to add to the body of geographic knowledge and methodology through teaching and research.  The Department also endeavors to prepare specialized teachers and researchers to meet the demands of the geographic profession and of various public, private and community agencies.

For graduate studies, the Department offers three fields of research: Polar and mountain environments, Cities, cultures and social change, and Environmental change, risk and adaptation.

The Department of Geography offers the following master’s programs:

  • Master of Arts in Geography - MA (with thesis)
  • Master of Science in Geography – MSc (with thesis)

In certain cases, students may be admitted to a Master's program on a part-time basis. Part-time students must normally complete course requirements, except the thesis, within a period of not more than 24 months. For more information consult the Department. 

The Department has laboratories for GIS, physical geography, paleoclimatology and climatology, remote sensing and geomatics of the environment. Awards and financial support are available to full-time graduate students.

For more information, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

 

Doctoral Program

The objectives of the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics are to foster awareness of the field of geography, and to add to the body of geographic knowledge and methodology through teaching and research.The Department also endeavours to prepare specialized teachers and researchers to meet the demands of the geographic profession and of various public, private and community agencies.

For graduate studies, the Department offers three fields of research: polar and mountain environments, cities, cultures and social change, and environmental change, risk and adaptation.

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics is a participating unit in the collaborative program in Canadian studies at the PhD level. This program has been established for students wishing to enrich their training by including an interdisciplinary component in Canadian studies.

Recommended course of study

Download the Graduate Student's Handbook of the Department of Geography

For more information on programs, consult the programs of study page.

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