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Program Information

School:Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Geography
Description:Students will study the theory inherent to the specialized areas of physical and human geographic study and will be exposed to “real life” applications. Students will also study technique courses which collectively represent the discipline-specific skill set that geographers need to possess. As such, students will gain expertise in statistics cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), air photo and remote sensing interpretation, and geographic research and methodology approaches. These are the tools geographers use to analyze various geographic phenomena that are more theoretically developed in the physical and human geography classes.

Studies of physical spatial processes (physical geography) or human distribution and interaction over space (human geography) are introduced in the first year with two introductory level systematic courses. A specific subset of physical human and techniques courses constitute core courses in the curriculum and provide the knowledge for subsequent more advanced courses. Students will normally finish their core courses throughout years two and three. With the knowledge attained via these core courses students are ready for more advanced classes. As such it is normal for a student to gravitate towards either a more human or physical geography emphasis and/or pursue more advanced theoretical or technique-oriented studies in their third and especially in their fourth year (which may also include a directed studies or thesis).
URL:Geography at Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,951
International: $21,656

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 French 

Ontario secondary school students who apply for admission to first year at Laurentian University must present an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as well as at least six grade 12 4U/4M courses (as specified in each program listing) with the minimum grade requirements. For additional information regarding admission prerequisites, contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-263-4188 or 705-675-4843.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 19, 2016