Environmental Geography

A focus on the human-environment nexus is most explicit in these programs. Students learn about the social, spatial, and biophysical processes that shape society’s relationship to nature, management of resources, and contemporary environmental change. These programs appeal to non-science students who seek an environmental program that allows them to learn more about the natural processes that interact with social factors in shaping environments. These programs offer training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including GIS and Remote Sensing.

Program Requirements:   For the full list of course descriptions, please see the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar.

Specialist Entry Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Admission will be determined by one of the following:

0.5 GGR FCE’s at the 100 or 200 level with a final mark of 75% or 1.0 GGR FCE’s at the 100 and/or 200 level with a final mark of 70% in each course.  Achieving these marks does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Jointly offered GGR courses will also be considered (e.g. JGI, JGE)

Number of half courses Courses FCEs
First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 GGR107H1 (recommended), GGR100H/ JEG100H1, GGR101H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program. 1.0
Physical and Environmental Geography Courses: Any 2 GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR305H1, GGR308H1, GGR314H1, GGR347H1, GGR348H1, ENV200H1, ENV234H1 1.0
Methods & Core: All GGR223H1, GGR270H1, GGR271H1, GGR272H1, JGE331H1 2.5
Regional Geography Courses: Any 1 GGR240H1, GGR246H1, GGR254H1, GGR341H1, GGR342H1, GGR343H1 0.5
Fourth Year Courses: Either GGR491Y1 or one of GGR416H1, GGR492H1, GGR497H1 and one additional 0.5 FCE 400 level course from Group A or Group B (below). 1.0
Applications: Any 8 half courses or equivalent Up to 4.0 FCEGroup A; up to 1.5 FCE can be from Group B; up to 1.0 FCE can be from Group C (below). 4.0
Note:
At least 4.0 FCEs must be 300/400 series courses.  Of these, at least 1.0 FCE must be 400 series.
Total   10.0

 

Major Entry Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Admission will be determined by one of the following:

0.5 GGR FCE’s at the 100 or 200 level with a final mark of 67% or 1.0 GGR FCE’s at the 100 and/or 200 level with a final mark of 63% in each course. Achieving these marks does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Jointly-offered GGR courses will also be considered (e.g. JEG, JGI, JGE).

Number of half courses Courses FCEs
First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 GGR107H1 (recommended), GGR100H/ JEG100H1, GGR101H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program. 1.0
Physical and Environmental Geography Courses: Any 2   GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR305H1, GGR308H1, GGR314H1, GGR347H1, GGR348H1, ENV200H1, ENV234H1 1.0
Methods & Core Courses: All GGR223H1, GGR270H1, GGR271H1 1.5
Regional Geography Courses: Any 1 GGR240H1, GGR246H1, GGR254H1, GGR341H1, GGR342H1, GGR343H1 0.5
Fourth Year Course: Any 1 0.5 FCE at the 400 level from Group A (below) 0.5
Applications: Any 5 half courses or equivalent Up to 2.5 FCE from Group A; up to 1.0 FCE can be from Group B; up to 0.5 FCE can be from Group C (below) 2.5
Note: At least 2.0 FCEs must be 300/400 series courses.  Of these, at least 0.5 FCE must be 400 series (includes Req E).
Total   7.0

 

Minor Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this program

Number of half courses Courses FCEs
First Year Geography Courses: Any 1   GGR107H1 (recommended), GGR100H1/​ JEG100H1, GGR101H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program. 0.5
Core Course: All GGR223H1 0.5
Physical and Environmental Geography Courses: Any 1  GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1, GGR305H1, GGR308H1, GGR314H1, GGR347H1, GGR348H1, ENV200H1, ENV234H1 0.5
Applications: Any 5 half courses or equivalent Up to 2.5 FCE from Group A; up to 1.0 FCE from Group B (below) 2.5
Note:
At least 1.0 FCE must be 300/400 series courses.
Total   4.0

 

Environmental Geography Groups

Group A (Geography Courses)

Group B (School of the Environment courses)

Group C

Any other geography courses at the 200/300/400 level not listed in Group A

(Last updated: May 7, 2018)