Geographical Sciences

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Study the fundamental interactions between life (including human societies) and the Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. You'll build on a broad base in the basic sciences by completing course in areas such as biogeography, climatology, geographic information science, geomorphology, or hydrology.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The study of geography can lead to either an arts or a science degree. The decision often rests on the level of high school preparation in science. The science-focussed program at UBC leads to the BSc major in Geographical Sciences. This program examines the fundamental interactions between life (including human societies) and the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. There are also options to study towards a combined honours degree with either Climatology or Geology.

For interests in environmental, cultural-historical, urban, economic, or regional geography, the BA program (with Majors in Environment and Sustainability, and Human Geography) is appropriate. Technical courses are incorporated into both the BA and BSc programs.

Campus features

UBC’s Department of Geography is recognised as one of the most eminent in the field, ranked in the world’s top 10 academic departments.

Program Requirements

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