Geography – Human Geography

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Human Geography covers a wide set of sub-disciplines that share in common the study of the human use and experience of the world. You'll study such broad territory as the relations between nature and society, place and human identity, and the spatial basis of economies and societies.

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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 Human Geography, and a Major in Environment and Sustainability.  (For physical geography, see the Bachelor of Science program in Geographical Geosciences.)

The BA program in Human Geography examines human use and experience of the world, studying relations between nature and society, place and human identity, and the spatial basis of economies and societies.  This program offers a multidisciplinary study that balances the basics of other disciplines in a synthesis that encourages the examination of the things that matter to all of us.

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, and is ranked in the world’s top 10 departments.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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