36 months
18360 CAD/year
4710 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Students who elect to major in the Geography program at the University of Winnipeg will find readily accessible faculty and greater personal attention than they might receive at larger institutions oriented more toward graduate students.  

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The study of Geography is concerned with the Earth's surface in two ways - as the science of interaction between natural elements of the environment, such as weather, plants, soils and landforms; and secondly, as the science of the distribution and activities of the Earth's population in response to various social and environmental factors. 

Systematic studies in Geography examine the locations, distributions, arrangement, and association of a group of interrelated features. In contrast, regional studies examine the totality of geographic phenomena in a particular area. 

No matter what approach is taken, there are certain skills and techniques that are of particular geographic relevance.

Why study Geography?  

Anyone with a natural curiosity about the world around them will find Geography an attractive Major. Those who choose to specialize in one or another of the substreams within the discipline will develop knowledge and skills that are applicable to a number of careers or provide a good basis for entry into more advanced training for a number of professions.

Not everyone who studies Geography does so with a career in mind, however. Students in other disciplines frequently take Geography because it provides new insights into their own discipline. 

Liberal Arts students with a general major in Geography will acquire a better understanding of many local, national and global issues and an appreciation of the physical and human landscapes they will encounter when they leave university.


Geographers contribute to the scientific and political discussions about the causes, implications and solutions of environmental issues which threaten our planet. Careers for graduates of the Geography program at the University of Winnipeg  in this area include:

  • Conservationist
  • Environmental consultant/ impact officer
  • Urban planning for sustainable projects
  • Environmental consultant
  • Landscape architecture
  • Pollution analyst
  • Recycling management 
  • Forestry management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Meteorology 
  • Soil-Vegetation Systems
  • Minerology and Petrology
  • Physical Geology
  • Fluvial and Hillslope Processes
  • Glacial and Periglacial Processes
  • Hydrology
  • Computer Mapping

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Required High School Course(s): Math
  • American High School Curriculum -  Complete grade 12 with a minimum high school average of C+ or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects.
  • British Patterned Education - General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level.  Secondary School Grade: C (with no mark below a D)
  • International Baccalaureate – An IB diploma with 3 HL courses and 3 SL courses.  For transfer credit or advanced standing, no grade below 4 accepted.Minimum points required: 24Minimum total score of 24 points
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18360 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18360 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4710 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4710 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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