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 Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade
A minimum grade is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

  • 0.5 credit in GGR courses at the 100- or 200-level, with a minimum grade of 75%, or
  • 1.0 credit in GGR courses at the 100- or 200-level, with a minimum grade of 70%

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade or grade average lower than the minimum grades stated above will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program. Jointly-offered GGR courses will also be considered (e.g. JEG, JGI, JGE).

Completion Requirements:

First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR107H1 (recommended), JEG100H1GGR101H1GGR112H1GGR124H1GGR196H1GGR197H1GGR198H1GGR199H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program.

Physical and Environmental Geography Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR201H1GGR203H1GGR205H1GGR206H1GGR305H1GGR308H1GGR314H1GGR347H1GGR348H1ENV200H1ENV234H1

Methods & Core Courses: All (2.5 credits) of GGR223H1GGR270H1GGR271H1GGR272H1JGE331H1

Regional Geography Courses: Any course (0.5 credit) from GGR240H1GGR246H1GGR254H1GGR341H1GGR342H1GGR343H1GGR344H1

Fourth Year Courses: Either GGR491Y1 or one of GGR416H1GGR492H1GGR497H1 and one additional 0.5 credit 400 level course from Group A or Group B (1.0 credit). Up to 0.5 credit can be used from GGR493Y1, based on suitability of placement for this program, and approved by department.

Application: Any 8 courses (4.0 credits) from Group A; up to 1.5 credits can be from Group B; up to 1.0 credit can be from Group C. Up to 1.0 credit can be used from GGR493Y1, based on suitability of placement for this program, and approved by department.

Note: At least 4.0 credits must be 300/400 series courses. Of these, at least 1.0 credit must be 400 series (includes Fourth Year Course requirement).

Total credits: 10.0

Major Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade
A minimum grade is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

  • 0.5 credit in GGR courses at the 100- or 200-level, with a minimum grade of 67%, or
  • 1.0 credit in GGR courses at the 100- or 200-level, with a minimum grade of 63%

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade or grade average lower than the minimum grades stated above will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program. Jointly-offered GGR courses will also be considered (e.g. JEG, JGI, JGE).

Completion Requirements:

First Year Geography Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR107H1 (recommended), JEG100H1GGR101H1GGR112H1GGR124H1GGR196H1GGR197H1GGR198H1GGR199H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program.

Physical and Environmental Geography Courses: Any 2 courses (1.0 credit) from GGR201H1GGR203H1GGR205H1GGR206H1GGR305H1GGR308H1GGR314H1GGR347H1GGR348H1ENV200H1ENV234H1

Methods & Core Courses: All (1.5 credits) of GGR223H1GGR270H1GGR271H1

Regional Geography Courses: Any course (0.5 credit) from GGR240H1GGR246H1GGR254H1GGR341H1GGR342H1GGR343H1GGR344H1

Fourth Year Course: Any course (0.5 credit) at the 400 level from Group A.

Applications: Any 5 courses (2.5 credits) from Group A; up to 1.0 credit can be from Group B; up to 0.5 credit can be from Group C.

Note: At least 2.0 credits must be 300/400 series courses. Of these, at least 0.5 credit must be 400 series (includes Fourth Year Course requirement).

Total credits: 7.0

Minor Enrolment Requirements

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(4.0 credits)

First Year Geography Courses: Any course (0.5 credit) from GGR107H1 (recommended), JEG100H1GGR101H1GGR112H1GGR124H1GGR196H1GGR197H1GGR198H1GGR199H1. 200/300-level GGR courses may also be used to meet this requirement. Contact the Undergraduate Administrator to update your program.

Core Course: All (0.5 credit) of GGR223H1

Physical and Environmental Geography Course: Any course (0.5 credit) from GGR201H1GGR203H1GGR205H1GGR206H1GGR305H1GGR308H1GGR314H1GGR347H1GGR348H1ENV200H1ENV234H1

Applications: Any 5 courses (2.5 credits) from Group A; up to 1.0 credit can be from Group B. Up to a 0.5 credit can be used from GGR493Y1, based on suitability of placement for this program, and approved by department.

Note: At least 1.0 credit must be 300/400 series courses.

 

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