Welcome to Geography

Geography is the study of the Earth's surface, and of the spatial distribution and patterns of its physical and human characteristics. Geographers study how nature and culture work to create distinct spaces, places, landscapes, and regions. The subject is of practical importance in such fields as urban and regional planning, industrial location, marketing, resource development, environmental monitoring and management, and geomatics.

Saint Mary's University offers M.A., B.A., B.Sc., B.A. Honours, and B.Sc. Honours degrees in Geography, and B.Sc. and B.Sc. Honours degrees in Combined Geology & Geography. The department also contributes strongly to the B.Sc. major in Environmental Science, and to the BES degree program.

Department of Geography - Student Handbook

For current and prospective students.

The full version of the handbook is not intended to be printed.  To obtain a hard copy 
of the handbook in booklet form, please visit or contact the department office.

Printable pages:

Forms and Policies

Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity/Student Responsibilities - ‌Click here

Employment Opportunities at Saint Mary's University - Click here

2013 ESRI Canada Scholarship Award