at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Explore human and physical landscapes and their interconnections on the surface of the earth. Geography is a unique academic discipline because of its ability to integrate ideas and methods from many disciplines. It also concerns "spatial" or areal patterns, relationships and processes on the Earth's surface, and a focus on environmental studies.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Geography is the study of human and physical landscapes on the surface of the earth, integrating ideas and methods from many different disciplines. Part of the Community, Culture, and Global Studies (CCGS) academic unit, the program emphasizes the development of theory and methodology, as well as the practical application of geographical concepts to environmental, economic, social, and cultural issues at global and local scales, and issues pertinent to southern British Columbia and Canada.

In the degree program, you’ll complete course requirements in both physical geography, and the broad range of human geography study.

Experiential learning and research

Your coursework offers opportunities to visit Kelowna-area field locations, including studying mountain hazards at a facility in the Canadian Cordillera. In third or fourth year you can undertake a supervised investigation as part of a directed studies course, which will result in a written report of your findings. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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