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Geography is the study of earth spaces and places. Geographers are concerned with the distribution and patterning of physical and human phenomena in earth space, including the nature and magnitude of human impact on natural environments. Protecting sustainable environments and managing the earth’s valued resources – land, water and air – are of vital interest to geographers. The geographic concepts of place and landscape provide a framework for understanding the role of culture in the evolution and development of urban and rural landscapes. Political, social and economic processes, when examined from a spatial (geographic) and temporal (historical) perspective, enable students to appreciate and understand the dynamic processes associated with the development of local and regional landscapes.

The B.A. Major in Geography features two areas of specialization – Sustainable Resource Management or Urban and Social Sustainability – and a General stream designed to broaden an understanding of physical and human geography. Theoretical and applied course work in each stream are designed to strengthen communication skills in oral, written and visual presentations, and to provide a range of transferable skills, notably in the areas of spatial analysis, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS). Students will be challenged to think critically, analyze problems, and seek resolutions to conflicts, particularly in the fields of natural resource management and urban and social management.

Career Opportunities

Labour market demand for graduates with strong academic and applied backgrounds in geographic studies remains high – regionally, nationally, and internationally. This is particularly true of graduates with skills in geographic communication, spatial analysis, and GIS. Recent Canadian-based human resource studies report that GIS activity will soon surpass $1-billion annually. Remuneration for entry-level jobs in the field of GIS is well above the norm for undergraduates seeking full-time employment opportunities upon graduation.

Some graduates may wish to pursue post-graduate studies in Geography, or in such diverse fields as education, urban planning, natural resource management, law, or public administration.

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خيارات الدراسة

دوام كامل (4 أعوام )

رسوم التسجيــل
CAD$16,680.00 (US$ 12,765) سنوياً
CAN $8,340 per semester
الموعد النهائي للتسجيل

31 March 2020

تاريخ البدء

8 سبتمبر 2020

مكان عقــد الدورة

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo Campus,

900 Fifth Street,

NANAIMO,

British Columbia (BC),

V9R 5S5, Canada

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Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL score of 213 (computer-based); CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)of minimum score 60;Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (minimum “B”); Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (minimum “B”) and Language Proficiency Index (LPI) score 4 or higher.

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Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Proof of English Language proficiency is required from any country or citizen where English is not the official or first language.

For students who meet the academic requirements but not the English language requirement, conditional acceptance to VIU may be granted. In this case, admission is granted pending completion of VIU’s English Language Centre program (level AP5 for undergrad and Grad Prep for Graduate programs). Exceptions may apply.

International students who are BC high school graduates must have a minimum grade of “C” in English 12 for direct entry into an academic program.

To meet the English language requirements for academic programs, students must have completed:

  • BC English 12 grade of "C" or higher
  • VIU English Language Centre's Academic Preparation program
  • International Baccalaureate English HL grade of 5 or higher
  • Advanced Placement English 12 grade of 4 or higher
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no band under 5.5)
  • TOEFL 550 (with no section under 56)
  • TOEFL Computer Based Test (CBT) 213
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (with no section under 19)
  • Canadian Academic English Language assessment (CAEL) 60
  • Pearson (PTE) 54 no section below 51
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English with a minimum Cambridge English Score of 169.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with a minimum Cambridge English Score of 169.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) score 4 or higher

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