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Geography – Environment and Sustainability at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Gain an integrated understanding of physical, ecological, economic, socio-cultural, and political systems, as they shape the world in which we live and influence the future of life on planet earth. This program is suitable if you're interested in working in the environmental sphere and will give you a strong platform for the development of a sense of global stewardship.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Geography is about how things work together to make the world in which we live, and examine historical and contemporary events within cultural, physical, and social circumstances.  The Bachelor of Arts program includes a Major in Environment and Sustainability, and a Major in Human Geography.  (For physical geography, see the Bachelor of Science program in Geographical Geosciences.)

For those interested in working in the environmental sphere and developing an understanding of global stewardship, the BA program in Geography – Environment and Sustainability will provide an excellent grounding. The program examines the broad physical, ecological, economic, socio-cultural, and political influences on our world, and how these diverse factors are likely to affect the future of life on the planet. You can select a Major, Minor, or Honours in Geography.

Campus features

UBC’s Geographic Information Centre offers support services for students, faculty and the general public. Holdings include maps specializing in BC and Canada, atlases, books and journals with geographical content, videos, course reserves, and the University’s major Aerial Photo Collection. UBC’s Department of Geography enjoys a high international reputation, in the world’s top 10 academic departments in the field.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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