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Geography - Environment and Sustainability, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada | Kelowna, Canada
This Geography - Environment and Sustainability program from University of British Columbia is suitable if you're interested in working in the environmental sphere and will give you a strong platform for the development of a sense of global stewardship.
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Geography is about how things work together to make the world in which we live, and how we examine historical and contemporary events within cultural, physical, and social circumstances.

If you want a career in the environmental sphere, the Geography: Environment and Sustainability program will help you develop an understanding of global stewardship and establish a solid foundation of knowledge.

The Geography - Environment and Sustainability program from University of British Columbia is designed to be flexible and adaptable to suit your individual areas of curiosity and inquiry. Core courses in first, second, and third year, make it possible for you to join the program at your own pace. At every year level, and across each geographic sub-discipline, we encourage students to integrate methods, research, and learning from one course to another.

Your future

The world needs smart, engaged new graduates to tackle complex environmental questions.  Sustainability is an increasingly crucial concern in government, private practice, industry, higher education, community agencies, and beyond.  The diverse, robust, and adaptable skills, knowledge, and training in the Environment and Sustainability program prepares you to investigate these questions across multiple contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geography, Environment and Globalization
  • Geography, Modernity and Globalization
  • Our Changing Environment: Climate and Ecosystems
  • Our Changing Environment: Water and Landscapes
  • Vancouver and Its Region
  • The State of the Earth
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Atmospheric Environments
  • Introduction to Biogeography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with competitive scores, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction. (If you are an international student with a score of less than 3 in IB English A [SL or HL], or you are taking English B [SL or HL], you may be eligible for UBC Vantage One programs.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9516 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38051 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1344 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5399 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Kelowna, Canada

    1296 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs
  • Vancouver, Canada

    1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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