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Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Geography Lakehead University



Course info


Geography is the study of spatial patterns and processes on Earth's surface and the relationship between society, populations and the environment. Our Geography programs focus on physical geography, dealing with spatial aspects of land, water and the atmosphere, as well as human geography which explores the cultural, political and economic forces behind the distribution of human activities.

As a Geography student you will spend the first two years building a foundation of knowledge in a wide spectrum of geographical themes which examine:

  • Where populations and activities are located on Earth
  • When and why physical and environmental patterns change
  • The impacts these changes have on human and physical environments
  • The responses to these impacts

In your final two years of study you may specialize in a particular area including:

  • Climate change
  • Glacial Processes
  • Soil Analysis
  • Conservation
  • Natural Hazards
  • Water Resource Management
  • Socio cultural Geography

Career Opportunities

As a graduate, career opportunities range from natural resource assessment to finance. With post-graduate training, careers in environmental or urban planning are also accessible as is the emerging field of geographic information systems (GIS). Other possible career paths include:

Human Geography

  • Economic Development Officer
  • Urban Planner
  • Demographer
  • Municipal Advisor
  • Medical Geographer
  • Market Research Analyst

Physical Geography

  • Soil Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Climatologist
  • Habitat Researcher
  • Agronomist
  • Resource Management Specialist


  • Cartographer
  • Land Surveyor
  • Map Interpreter
  • Spatial Data Analyst
  • GIS Specialist
  • Aerial Photo Analyst

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Geography.

Full Time (Primary/Junior; Intermediate-Senior level - 5 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$23,731.00 (12,71,782) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


03-Sep-19, 06-Jan-20


Lakehead University

Thunder Bay Campus,

955 Oliver Road,


Ontario (ON),

P7B 5E1, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

To be considered for admission to a Lakehead University undergraduate program, you will need the following:

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent. To find out what the equivalent is in your country, refer to our Admission Requirements by Country chart on University site.

Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian).

Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60

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