• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Why to study

The Geography program at the University of Northern British Columbia, offers both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. The BSc in physical geography examines the natural environment and the interaction of climate, soils, vegetation and landforms, while the BA in human geography focuses on cultural, social, economic and rural environments. Degrees emphasize the geography of the North and contemporary geographic technologies.

This degree provides students with comprehensive training in the study of human geography, emphasizing the cultural, social, economic, and political connections between people and their environments. We offer courses that give students the conceptual and methodological means to make sense of the places and spaces they occupy and to understand how these relate to the rest of the world. Particular emphasis is on issues of community development, social justice, environmental equity, and population health in northern environments as a starting point for understanding the dynamics of place-making in a global context.

The minimum requirement for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography is 120 credit hours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Continually accepting applications

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environments and People: The Geography of Natural Hazards
  • Human Geographies of Global Change
  • British Columbia: People and Places
  • Roots, Ruggedness, and Riturals: A Geography of Canada
  • Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences
  • Geomorphology
  • Basic Statistics
  • Statistics for Social and Management Sciences
  • Economic Geography of Resources and Sustainability
  • Cartography and Geomatics
  • Society and Space
  • Migration and Settlement
  • World Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean
  • World Regions: Russia

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.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

UNBC welcomes applications for admission from qualified students from other countries. International secondary and post-secondary credentials are considered. International students must meet the equivalent of the criteria outlined for High School Admission and University Transfer in British Columbia. Admission is based on the comparison of standards for credentials and grading in the country of origin. Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    734 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 734 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    184 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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