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Bachelor of Arts in Geography University of Guelph




Course info


The Department of Geography provides students with a broad range of courses in Human and Physical Geography which focus on the nature and evolution of the numerous and complex physical and human environment systems of the world. Students are required to select courses from both the human and physical fields. Within the program of studies it is possible for students through course selection to follow a particular line of interest in, for example, Rural Geography, Resource Management, Urban and Economic Geography, Biophysical Resources or Geomorphology.

The 1000 level courses provide a foundation for the Geography programs and are prerequisites or are strongly recommended for many of the 2000 level courses. The 2000 level systematic courses are prerequisite to the corresponding advanced courses at the 3000 and 4000 level. All students should obtain a copy of the department program planning guide and consult with faculty before planning their course of studies.

Explore the interconnection of human activities and environmental systems both locally and globally. Build specialty technical skills and the ability to apply them to 21st century challenges such as environmental degradation, climate change adaptation, ecological and community sustainability, social and environmental justice, food and energy futures. All of these and more are the concerns of professional geographers.

Sample Careers

Land use planner

Environmental consultant

NGO advisor/analyst

Public sector conservation agency

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Geography.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$24,300.00 (13,03,821) per year

CAN $12,149.93 per each semester (Fall, Winter and Summer)




University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East,


Ontario (ON),

N1G 2W1, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph.

English Proficiency Requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum overall band score of 70

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83. In addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component

Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program - Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).


Here are some scholarship that are available at University of Guelph.

Shauneen and Michael Bruder Geography Scholarship [I0891]

Value of scholarship

1,87,793 total value

Application details:

Apply by October 7 to Student Financial Services with a completed Financial Need Assessment form and a statement showing registration in GEOG*4690, if applicable.


Expected October 2019

Eligibility requirements:

Students registered in the Geography major of the B.A. program with a minimum 75% cumulative average with demonstrated financial need.

Who can apply:

All international

F.A. Dahms Geography Alumni Scholarship [I0500]

Value of scholarship

80,483 total value

Application details:

Application is not required.

Eligibility requirements:

Students registered in the Geography major of the B.A.H. program who have completed a minimum of 15.0.

Who can apply:

All international

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