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Bachelor of Arts - Geography

Algoma University - Sault Ste. Marie
Canada, Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie
Tuition fee CA$19,660 per year

The above fee is for two semesters 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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More information

algomau.ca/..cs/programs/geography-geology 

Overview

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

Superior. Stewardship.

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.

Career opportunities

With additional degrees, diplomas, certificates and/or specialized training, some graduates of this program have chosen to become:

  • cartographers
  • data analysts
  • earth scientists
  • economic analysts
  • energy administrators/researchers
  • environmental researchers
  • forestry analysts
  • geographers
  • GIS analysts/technicians/specialists
  • location analysts
  • meteorologists
  • natural resource managers
  • park rangers
  • real estate developers
  • remote sensing specialists
  • writers
  • educators
Apply Now! January 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 9, 2023
Apply Now! May 2023
Application start
Jul 4, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 8, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! January 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 9, 2023
Apply Now! May 2023
Application start
Jul 4, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 8, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States