Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Geology/Geography Combined Programs

 

These programs offer Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees, emphasizing environmental Earth Science, under the general requirements of the Faculty of Science. The geology/geography major program requires a minimum grade of C in all geology and geography courses. The geology/geography Honours program requires (a) a minimum grade of C in all geology and geography courses; and (b) a minimum quality point average of 3.00 in these same courses.

Geology/Geography Major Program (Bachelor of Science)

i. At least thirty-six (36) credit hours from the list of geology courses under ‘Double Major and Honours’ in the Geology section of the Academic Calendar.

ii. At least thirty-six (36) geography credit hours including:

  • GEOG 1200 People, Place and Environment
  • GEOG 1100 Global Perspectives on Land and Life
  • GEOG 2325 Sedimentology [GEOL 2325]
  • GEOG 2306 Geospatial Concepts
  • GEOG 2386 Introduction to Mapping and GIS
  • GEOG 2313 Geomorphology [GEOL 2373]

iii. At least twelve (12) credit hours from:

  • GEOG 2315 The Oceans
  • GEOG 2333 Biogeography
  • GEOG 2343 Weather and Climate
  • GEOG 3433 Fluvial Geomorphology
  • GEOG 4413 Coastal Geomorphology [GEOL 4476]
  • GEOG 4423 Glaciers and Glaciation [GEOL 4475]
  • GEOG 4443 Natural Hazards

Six (6) additional credit hours in geography from Group B or C courses.

 

Geology/Geography Honours Program (Bachelor of Science: Honours)

In addition to the requirements for the major listed above, Honours students must complete:

i. GEOL 4550 Honours Project or GEOG 4526 Honours Thesis;
ii. six (6) additional credit hours in geology from the list of geology courses under “Double Major and Honours” above; and
iii. GEOG 4406 Capstone Seminar in Geography

In the Honours Bachelor of Science geology/geography program, topics for Honours projects should be approved by both Departments and may be carried out in either Department.

 

Geography Major (Bachelor of Arts) with a Minor in Geology

1. A Bachelor of Arts degree students may major in geography with a minor in geology by fulfilling the requirements for a minor as listed in the Geology section of the Academic Calendar.

2. Students accepted into the Geology minor program will be allowed to count twenty-four (24) credit-hours in Geology towards their Arts degree requirements.