Undergraduate Studies

Geography offers exciting careers through a challenging curiculum.

Geography (Arts)

The Geography BA programs (Specialist, Major and Minor) bring together many subjects of interest, ranging from community health issues, urban form and globalization to electoral politics, transportation and economic development. The program emphasizes the development of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including cartography, analysis of spatial data, social theory and archival work, which it supplements with field work and collaborative research opportunities. Through their training, geography BA students will become highly skilled and flexible problem solvers, preparing them for some of today's most dynamic areas of the job market.

Geography (Sciences)

The Geography BSc programs (SpecialistMajor and Minor) offer a broad perspective on physical geography. In-depth studies include climatology, hydrology and ecosystems, with possible specialization in biogeochemistry, glaciology, landscape ecology, natural resources and urban climate.

Geographical Information Systems (Sciences)

The GIS BSc (Major and Minor) offer an analytical perspective on geographical information. In-depth studies, beyond basic geography, include mapping, spatial analysis, and digital databases, with specializations in modeling, statistical analysis and remote sensing.

GeoComputational Science (Sciences)

This program (Specialist) allows the strengths of two departments, Geography and Mathematical and Computational Sciences, to join into one formal degree that allows students interested in geographic information system, remote sensing, and computer science to pursue a specialist degree that combines two demanding fields under less onerous circumstances than getting a double major in both.  The objectives of the specialist are to provide our students with the possibility of pursuing problem-solving oriented study at the undergraduate level that provides an opportunity to use the foundational knowledge from mathematics, computer science, and statistics to solve problems of a geographical nature.

Environmental Science (Sciences)

The Environmental Management programs (SpecialistMajorMinor and Combined MScSM) focus on environment, society, and public policy. The cornerstone second-year course ENV201H5 Environmental and Resource Management) provides students with an introduction to the political and socioeconomic framework of environmental management. Students then have the opportunity to develop specialized skills in resource management, environmental assessment, and the social, economic, and policy aspects of environmental change.

Environmental Management (Arts)

The Environmental Management programs (SpecialistMajorMinor and Combined MScSM) focus on environment, society, and public policy. The cornerstone second-year course ENV201H5 Environmental and Resource Management) provides students with an introduction to the political and socioeconomic framework of environmental management. Students then have the opportunity to develop specialized skills in resource management, environmental assessment, and the social, economic, and policy aspects of environmental change.

A detailed description of each undergraduate course offered by the Department of Geography at UTM is available here.

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