|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years, includes 1 field practicum|
|Tuition fee||CA$19,660 per year
The above fee is for and includes tuition (CA$ 18,287), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$425 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$125) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you have not completed your last 3 years of full-time studies in English in a country where English is an official language, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the language tests below:
If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you may be admitted to Algoma University’s English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP). Successful completion of EAPP Level 4 or Level 5 with a grade of 80% or higher will also satisfy the English language requirement, and you will earn 3 credits toward your academic studies.
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This program is divided into four major thematic areas: physical geography, human geography, human-environmental geography, and geomatics. You can study up to two of these areas to further enhance the quality of your degree:
- Physical geography explores the ever-changing surface of the earth and the physical processes that cause these changes. You will develop the ability to identify critical processes in landscape form and structure, earth-building and the formation of rocks, weathering and mass movement, coastal/shoreline environments, and much more.
- Human geography examines the relationship people have with the earth and how people are distributed on the earth. It examines how we interact with each other, why we interact this way, and how we can improve our lives with this understanding of knowledge.
- Human-environmental geography focus on the impact humans have on our environment through activities like urban sprawl and globalization, and how we can work to develop more sustainable practices.
- Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information, or spatially referenced information. In this program, you will be introduced to the world of cartography, GIS, remote sensing of the environment, and air photo interpretation.
Get hands-on experience in the North and Beyond
You will have the opportunity to get valuable hands-on experience in your third or fourth year in the field practicum course. You can earn practical experience within the governmental and private sectors and can be placed in Northern Ontario, or even overseas. A priority is to place students in positions in the Algoma district, Indigenous settlements, and other parts of Northern Ontario.
Professional Lands Management Certification Program (PLMCP) Level 1
Algoma University (AU) and its Department of Geography & Geology signed an MOU with the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA) in September 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to provide Level 1 of the Professional Lands Management Certification Program – PLMCP.
With additional degrees, diplomas, certificates and/or specialized training, some graduates of this program have chosen to become:
- data analysts
- earth scientists
- economic analysts
- energy administrators/researchers
- environmental researchers
- forestry analysts
- GIS analysts/technicians/specialists
- location analysts
- natural resource managers
- park rangers
- real estate developers
- remote sensing specialists