Geography

This program is under review. Please note that no new students will be accepted into this program in 2014-15. Students already accepted as majors in this program will be allowed to complete the program. Please consult with the Department of Geography and Planning, and/or the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.

There are two themes in geography: physical geography and human geography. GEOG 120.3 introduces the student to physical geography while GEOG 130.3 introduces the student to human geography. GEOG 120.3 and GEOG 130.3 together with GEOG 222.3 and GEOG 280.3 provide geography students with a suitable background for taking senior courses in geography. The B.A. program in Geography follows Program Type B. The B.Sc. program in Geography follows Program Type C.
 
GEOG 125.3 (primarily intended for non-geography majors) introduces the student to geography and environmental topics. Students who have completed GEOG 125.3 and would like to enter the Geography program must complete GEOG 120.3 and GEOG 130.3. GEOG 125.3 may be used to satisfy the science requirement in Program Types A, B and D. 
 
Students intending to major in geography should pursue the Four-year or Honours program. The Three-year program in geography does not lead to a professional career in geography or entrance to a graduate program in geography. The Three-year, Four-year, and Honours degrees may be taken in various combinations for Double Honours, e.g., geography and biology, geography and archaeology, geography and history, geography and commerce. Geography has a strong interdisciplinary focus and contributes significantly to programs in Environmental Earth Sciences, International Studies, Land Use and Environmental Studies and Regional and Urban Planning. For details see the specific Interdisciplinary program. A Co-operative Education program and four minors programs in Geography may also be pursued.

Students who have received transfer credit for geography courses taken at other universities are expected to consult the department for academic advising.

Major Average

The major average in B.A. and B.Sc. Geography programs includes the grades earned in:

  • GEOG 120.3 and GEOG 130.3 (GEOG 125.3 will be credited to Requirement 7 and will not be included in the major average.)
  • All senior GEOG  and all courses listed in the Major Requirement B6 or C6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a B.A. or B.Sc. degree in Geography, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • GEOG 120.3 and GEOG 130.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6 or C6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four-year) - Geography

Bachelor of Arts Three-year (B.A. Three-year) - Geography

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Geography

Bachelor of Science Four-year (B.Sc. Four-year) - Geography

Bachelor of Science Three-year (B.Sc. Three-year) - Geography

Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Honours) - Geography

Geomatics - Specialization

Water Science - Specialization

Geography - Minor in Human Geography

Physical Geography - Minor

Geography - Co-operative Education Option