BA Honours in Geography with Co-operative Education
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography
BSc Honours in Geography
BSc in Geography with Co-operative Education
BSc Honours in Geography with Co-operative Education
BA in Urban Studies with Co-operative Education
Concurrent BA in Geography and Bachelor of Education
Concurrent BSc in Geography and Bachelor of Education
Degrees in Earth Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Earth Science
BSc in Earth Science with Co-operative Education
BSc Honours in Earth Science
BSc Honours in Earth Science with Co-operative Education
Related Interdisciplinary Degrees (See separate listings):
BSc and Honours BSc in Environmental Science (Faculty of Science)
Note: Minors are offered in Geography, Earth Science and Urban Studies.
The Department offers programs in Geography, Earth Science and Urban Studies. The Department of Geography also participates in the Environmental Science program, which is housed in the Faculty of Science.
Geography students wishing to emphasize the social sciences and humanities in their programs should register in the BA degree; those who wish to emphasize the biological and natural sciences should register in the BSc degree. The Honours BA and BSc programs provide enhanced:
Understanding of Geography
Competencies in field work techniques, research methods, and presentation skills
Preparation for entry to advanced degree programs.
The Earth Science program is a single, four-year interdisciplinary program offered by the Faculty of Arts with collaboration from the Faculty of Science. The Department of Geography and the Department of Geoscience are the principal participants in the program in the respective faculties. Since this is a restricted-entry program, students should contact the Earth Science Advisor as early as possible for proper advice regarding the program.
Students completing a BSc or BSc Honours in Earth Science will be eligible for consideration for admission to the graduate program in Geography at the University of Calgary and will be eligible for consideration for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Geoscience. Especially in the latter case, additional course work is likely to be required.
Earth Science and APEGA Regulations
The practice of geology and geophysics in Alberta is governed by Provincial law and regulated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). The Earth Science program is not designed to meet those requirements. Persons intending to pursue geology or geophysics as a profession should obtain a BSc or BSc Honours in Geology or Geophysics.
Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, cultural, and geographic processes that shape urban life. Cities are sites of great cultural and ethnic diversity, economic innovation, cultural expression, resource consumption, wealth generation, and political conflict and co-operation. Today most developed societies are predominantly urban, even as global processes increasingly shape them. Understanding the processes that shape cities, as well as the ways in which cities shape processes operating at other scales, lies at the heart of Urban Studies. The Urban Studies program provides a strong background for students interested in working in public and private sector fields including urban and regional planning, architecture, environmental design, economic development, city administration, social services and policy, cultural programming, urban politics, and education.
Students should consult a program advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre for information and advice on their overall program requirements.
For more specific advice regarding course selection and requirements in the major field, students should consult the subject advisor located in their home Department (consult Department website for contact information).
Admission to the Major
Prospective students wishing to enter the BA or BSc (Geography) Program, the BSc (Earth Science) Program or the BA (Urban Studies) Program must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission of this Calendar.
Admission to Honours
The Faculty of Arts procedures for Admission to the BA or BSc Honours (Geography) or the BSc Honours (Earth Science) are established in section 3.4.2 Honours Degrees with a Major Field are applicable and provide the overall framework. The application deadline is February 1.
Programs in Geography cannot be taken in conjunction with programs in: Earth Science; Environmental Science or Urban Studies. This restriction applies to Major-plus-Minor combinations, Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees.
Field of Earth Sciences
The Interdisciplinary Field of Earth Science consists of the following courses:
Note: Courses of language instruction in a single language other than English or courses conducted in a single language other than English may be used to fulfil the Qualitative Methods requirement. Students must contact the Urban Studies program co-ordinator for approval.
Note: Courses with a strong urban component may be approved by the Program Director. Advanced students with strong academic records may also consider a number of 600-level courses offered through the Faculty of Environmental Design.