Geography (GEOG)

Geography (GEOG)

Location

Location

  • Burnside Hall, Room 705
  • 805 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 0B9
  • Telephone: 514-398-4951 (or leave a message: 514-398-4111)
  • Email: undergrad.geog [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/geography

About Geography

About Geography

The Geography Department offers programs in both Arts and Science. Refer to Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Geography Faculty for B.Sc. Geography programs, a list of teaching staff, an outline of the nature of Geography, and opportunities for study in this discipline.

Geography is a broad, holistic discipline; both a natural and a social science because it examines people and their environment and serves as a bridge between physical and cultural processes.

Human Geography (B.A. programs) is concerned especially with the political, economic, social, and cultural processes and resource practices that create spatial patterns and define particular places.

Physical Geography (B.Sc. programs) integrates disciplines such as climatology, geomorphology, geology, biology, hydrology, ecology, soil science, and even marine science.

Whether considering greenhouse gas emissions, the spread of disease, or threats to biodiversity, in all cases geographers are interested in where things happen, why, and with what consequences. Our graduates go on to careers in environmental consulting, social agencies, or non-governmental organizations. Skills in Geographic Information Science (GIS) are very marketable. Students are well prepared for graduate work in social sciences, urban planning, and environmental studies at leading schools.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

There are no departmental prerequisites for entrance to the B.A. programs in Geography. It is helpful for Arts students to include 6 credits of Mathematics in their CEGEP or pre-university programs. A student who has completed college or pre-university geography courses fully equivalent to those of first year university may, with the adviser's approval, substitute other courses as part of their program. B.A. students in U0 are invited to take GEOG 205 for science credit and GEOG 200 for social science credit.

Geography (GEOG) Faculty

Geography (GEOG) Faculty

See Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Geography (GEOG) > Geography (GEOG) Faculty.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 15, 2019) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Geography (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration Geography is designed to provide students in the Faculty of Arts with an overview of basic elements of human geography at the introductory and advanced level. This Minor concentration may be expanded into the Major Concentration Geography, but not into the Major Concentration Geography (Urban Studies).

For more information, see Minor Concentration Geography (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Geography (Urban Studies) (18 credits)

*** NEW PROGRAM *** ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Geography (Urban Studies) (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration GIS & Remote Sensing (18 credits)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Health Geography (18 credits)

There is increasing consensus around the idea that health is not just an expression of individual characteristics but an interaction between the characteristics of the individual and the environments, both physical and social, to which one is exposed over a lifetime of daily living and working. Health outcomes vary dramatically by physical and social...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Health Geography (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Geography (37 credits)

This program is designed to cover the main elements of human geography.

For more information, see Major Concentration Geography (37 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Geography (Urban Studies) (36 credits)

** NEW PROGRAM ** ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Geography (Urban Studies) (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Geography (61 credits)

The B.A. Honours Geography program is more concentrated and focused than the Major concentration. ...

For more information, see Honours Geography (61 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Urban Systems (60 credits)

The B.A. Honours Urban Systems program is more concentrated and focused than the Major concentration. In addition to the Faculty of Arts requirement that Honours students maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00, students in a Geography Honours program must maintain a program GPA of at least 3.30 and complete a 6-credit Honours thesis. Honours students are encouraged to...

For more information, see Honours Urban Systems (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Geography (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Geography (36 credits).

Geography (GEOG) Related Programs and Study Semesters

Geography (GEOG) Related Programs and Study Semesters

The following programs, as well as several other opportunities for field study, are offered by the Faculty of Science. For further information, refer to the Study Abroad & Field Studies Undergraduate section or the Science Internship & Field Studies Office website.

Africa Field Study Semester

Africa Field Study Semester

The Africa program introduces students to East Africa specifically with a view to increasing their understanding of the goals, circumstances, challenges, and opportunities of people living in the areas visited. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/africa.

Panama Field Study Semester

Panama Field Study Semester

The Panama program is a joint venture between McGill University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and addresses Latin America's social and tropical environmental issues. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/pfss.

Arctic Field Study Semester

Arctic Field Study Semester

The primary mission of the McGill Arctic Field Studies is to train a future generation of northern specialists and leaders who are able to understand and address the rapidly changing polar environment in a scientifically and culturally responsible manner. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/arctic.

Earth System Science Interdepartmental Major

Earth System Science Interdepartmental Major

This program is offered by the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Earth and Planetary Sciences; and Geography.

Students in the Department of Geography interested in this program should contact:

  • William (Bill) Minarik
  • Telephone: 514-398-2596
  • Email: william.minarik [at] mcgill.ca

For more information, see Earth System Science (ESYS).

Sustainability, Science and Society – Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.)

Sustainability, Science and Society – Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.)

The Interfaculty Program in Sustainability, Science and Society as well as the Honours in Sustainability, Science and Society is open only to students in the B.A. & Sc. degree.

  • Adviser: Brian Robinson, Dr.
  • Telephone: 514-398-3453
  • Email: brian.e.robinson [at] mcgill.ca

For more information about these programs, see Bachelor of Arts & Science > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Sustainability, Science and Society.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Arts—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 15, 2019) (disclaimer)