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Geography and Environmental Management, B.E.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
University of Waterloo's Geography and Environmental Management department is one of Canada's largest and is ranked 39 in the world for research and reputation (QS Subject Rankings 2019, Shanghai World Rankings 2020).
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Overview

Explore how people shape the planet we live on. Delve into the dynamics of the Earth’s physical systems. Help solve many of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change, water scarcity, resource management, global population growth, natural resource sustainability, and more.

Choose from more than 70 geography courses, including lots of field studies, and maybe even take the opportunity to gain paid work experience through co-op.

Geography and Environmental Management program at the University of Waterloo offers the flexibility to focus your degree with a variety of specializations and options or even add another major.

You’ll quickly connect with other students in the Faculty of Environment’s welcoming and close-knit community. And when you graduate, your degree can take you literally anywhere around the globe.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Aquatic research technician
  • Forester/forest technician
  • Agroclimate analyst
  • GIS technician
  • Habitat data officer
  • Lakewide management support
  • Sustainability projects coordinator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • On Becoming a Geographer
  • Human Geographies: People, Space and Change
  • Designing Effective Maps
  • Environmental Applications of Data Management and Statistics
  • Global Environmental Systems: Processes and Change

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Complete the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Any Grade 12 U English (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35400 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35400 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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