University of Toronto - Scarborough

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Geography - Physical & Human Geography (HBA)

University of Toronto - Scarborough

Faculty:Social Sciences & Humanities
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Geography
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,100
International: $58,160

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Geography at UTSC takes a comprehensive approach to the discipline, incorporating the human and environmental aspects of Geography. Our innovative programs, which provide first-hand experience through fieldwork, begin with courses that teach first year students how to undertake empirical studies and how to examine factors that shape societies, economies, regions, and cities.

Physical Geography is the study of the science of spaces; it examines the structures of the world around us- both natural and man-made- as well as the formative processes of these. Students will learn about landforms, weather, geological and hydrological processes, and the interactions of all of these to form physical landscapes. Human Geography is concerned with the spatial patterns of humans and human activity over spaces and places. Students will explore the complex relationships between society and the natural environment as well as the social and economic problems of human land use and settlement. This program connects these two aspects of Geography to give students a complex understanding of the world around us, explain spatial phenomena, and help them to apply spatial theories and techniques in a variety of real-life situations.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have a High school diploma (OSSD), at least six (6) Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses. One of the above six courses must be ENG4U.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]

* 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 July 19, 2023