Geography - Applied Geography
Specialized Honours BA Program
Applied geography uses geographical theory and methodology to solve real world problems that have a geographical dimension. The Program in Applied Geography is a Specialized Honours undergraduate program directed to students seeking employment in occupations in planning, business, industry and government where geographical skills are an asset. Qualified students may also apply to graduate level programs in planning, geography and cognate applied fields. The program combines concepts and technical skills in applied geography with a knowledge base to situate both. In their fourth year, students may obtain academic credit for an approved work experience. The goal of the program is to present practical and professionally oriented aspects of geography.
To Enter the Program:
1. Students are encouraged to apply for admission to the Program in Applied Geography after their first year of study (successful completion of at least 24 credits). Students may register in the program later in their studies, but the degree requirements reduce the flexibility of late enrolees who may find it necessary to complete more than 120 credits to satisfy the requirements of this program.
2. To be eligible for admission students must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.0 (C+).
Students must complete 120 credits, achieving a cumulative grade point average of 6.0 (B) in the required geography courses and an overall cumulative grade point average of 5.0 (C+). Note that Faculty of Arts regulations require 18 credits at the 4000 level for graduation.
72 credits are required, as follows:
The following courses are recommended as useful for applied geography, although none are specifically required.
AS/ECON 1000 3.0, AS/ECON 1010 3.0, AS/ECON 3230 3.0, AS/ECON 4110 3.0, AK/GEOG 3510 3.0, AS/POLS 2610 6.0, AS/POLS 3110 3.0, AS/POLS 3115 3.0, AS/POLS 3480 6.0, AS/POLS 4220 3.0, AS/PSYC 3415 3.0, AS/PSYC 4090 3.0, AS/SOSC 3700 6.0, AS/SOSC 3730 6.0, AS/SOSC 3760 6.0, AK/URST 3540 3.0, ES/ENVS 3210 3.0, ES/ENVS 3220 3.0, ES/ENVS 4210 3.0, ES/ENVS 4220 3.0, ES/ENVS 4430 3.0.
For further information and an application form contact the program director, North 430 Ross Building.
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