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Geography

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
B349 Loeb Bldg.
613-520-2561
carleton.ca/geography

This section presents the requirements for:

The following programs are offered by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in cooperation with other academic units.

  • Biology and Physical Geography B.Sc. Combined Honours: see the Biology program section of this Calendar.
  • Earth Sciences and Physical Geography B.Sc. Combined Honours: see the Earth Sciences program section of this Calendar.
  • Earth Sciences and Geography
  • B.Sc. Combined Honours with Concentration in Terrain Science: see the Earth Sciences program section of this Calendar.
  • Biology and Geography B.A. Combined Honours: see the Biology program section of this Calendar.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations, including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. for B.A. programs, the common regulations applying to all B.A. students including those relating to First-Year Seminars and Breadth Requirements(see Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree), (iii) for B.Sc. programs the common regulations applying to all B.Sc. students including those relating to Science Continuation and Breadth Requirements (see Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree).

Students should consult the Department when planning their program and selecting courses.

B.A. Program Requirements

Geography
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in GEOG 1010 and GEOG 1020;
  2. 0.5 credit from GEOG 2020, GEOG 2013 or GEOG 2014;
  3. 1.5 credits in GEOM 2004, GEOG 2005, and GEOG 2006;
  4. 1.0 credit in GEOG 2200 and GEOG 2300;
  5. 1.0 credit in GEOG 3000 or GEOG 3030 (or other approved field course) and GEOG 3900;
  6. 0.5 credit from GEOG 3001, GEOG 3003, GEOM 2007, GEOM 3002, or GEOM 3007;
  7. 1.0 credit in GEOG 3021, GEOG 3022, GEOG 3023, or GEOG 3024;
  8. 1.0 credit from GEOG 4904 [1.0] or GEOG 4909 [1.0];
  9. 1.0 credit in GEOG and/or GEOM at the 3000-level;
  10. 1.5 credits in GEOG and/or GEOM at the 4000-level;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in GEOG or GEOM;
  2. 2.0 credits in free electives.
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Geography with Concentration in Physical Geography
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in GEOG 1010 and GEOG 1020;
  2. 1.5 credits in GEOM 2004, GEOG 2005, and GEOG 2006;
  3. 0.5 credit from GEOG 2200 or GEOG 2300;
  4. 1.0 credit in GEOG 3000 or GEOG 3010 (or other approved field course) and GEOG 3900;
  5. 1.0 credit in GEOG 4904 [1.0] or GEOG 4909 [1.0] (with a topic in physical geography);
and in Physical Geography:
  1. 0.5 credit in GEOG 2013;
  2. 1.0 credit in GEOG 2014 and GEOM 3002;
  3. 0.5 credit from GEOG 4406 or GEOG 4408 (with a placement in physical geography);
  4. 2.0 credits from GEOG 3102, GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, or GEOG 3108;
  5. 1.5 credits from GEOM 4003, GEOG 4004, GEOG 4005 (with a topic in physical geography), GEOG 4013, GEOG 4017, GEOG 4101, GEOG 4103, GEOG 4104, or GEOG 4108;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in GEOG or GEOM;
  2. 1.5 credits in free electives.
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Geography
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Geography Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in GEOG 1010 and GEOG 1020;
  2. 0.5 credit from GEOG 2020, GEOG 2013, or GEOG 2014;
  3. 0.5 credit from GEOG 2200 or GEOG 2300;
  4. 1.0 credit from GEOM 2004, GEOG 2005 or GEOG 2006;
  5. 0.5 credit in GEOG 3900;
  6. 1.5 credits in GEOG and/or GEOM at the 3000-level;
  7. 1.0 credit in GEOG and/or GEOM at the 4000-level;
  8. 1.0 credit in GEOG 4904 [1.0] or GEOG 4909 [1.0] or GEOG at the 4000-level;
  1. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits):
  1. The requirements of the other Honours discipline must be satisfied;
  2. 5.0 credits in electives not in Geography or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient free electives to total 20.0 credits for the program.

Note: in Item 8 above, credit in one of GEOG 4904 [1.0] or GEOG 4909 [1.0] is compulsory unless an Honours research essay or equivalent is completed in the other Honours discipline.

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Geography
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in GEOG 1010 and GEOG 1020;
  2. 0.5 credit from GEOG 2020, GEOG 2013, or GEOG 2014;
  3. 1.0 credit from GEOM 2004, GEOG 2005, or GEOG 2006;
  4. 1.0 credit in GEOG 2200 and GEOG 2300;
  5. 1.0 credit in GEOG and/or GEOM at the 2000-level or above;
  6. 2.5 credits in GEOG and/or GEOM at the 3000-level or above;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Geography Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in electives not in GEOG or GEOM;
  2. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Course Categories for B.Sc. Geography

Geography Science Electives
GEOG 1010, GEOG 2006, GEOG 2013, GEOG 2014, GEOG 3000, GEOG 3010, GEOG 3003, GEOG 3102, GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108, GEOG 4000, GEOG 4004, GEOG 4005, GEOG 4013, GEOG 4017, GEOG 4101, GEOG 4103, GEOG 4104, GEOG 4108, GEOG 4406, GEOG 4408
Geomatics Science Electives
GEOM 2004, GEOM 2007, GEOM 3002, GEOM 3005, GEOM 3007, GEOM 4003, GEOM 4007, GEOM 4008, GEOM 4009, GEOM 4406, GEOM 4408
Science Continuation
See Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree for a list of courses in this category.
Experimental Science Electives
See Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree for a list of courses in this category.
Approved Arts or Social Sciences Electives
See Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree for a list of courses in this category.
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Geography with Concentration in Physical Geography
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):

  1. 1.0 credit in GEOG 2013 and ERTH 1006;
  2. 1.0 credit in GEOM 2004 and GEOG 2014;
  3. 2.5 credits from GEOG 3010, GEOG 3102, GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105 and GEOG 3108;
  4. 2.0 credits in Geography or Geomatics Science Electives at the 4000-level;
  5. 1.5 credits in Geography Science Electives;
  6. 1.0 credit in GEOG 4906 [1.0];
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 in Experimental Science Electives;
  2. 0.5 credit in MATH 1007;
  3. 0.5 credit in MATH, STAT or COMP;
  4. 2.0 credits in Science Continuation, not in GEOG or GEOM;
  5. 2.0 credits in Science Faculty Electives;
  6. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  7. 1.0 credit in Approved Arts or Social Sciences, not in GEOG;
  8. 0.5 credit in Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  9. 3.0 credits in free electives.

 

Minor in Geography

Open to all undergraduate degree students not in Geography programs.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in GEOG 1010 and GEOG 1020;
  2. 0.5 credit from GEOG 2013, GEOG 2014, or GEOG 2020;
  3. 0.5 credit in GEOG 2005;
  4. 0.5 credit from GEOG 2200 or GEOG 2300;
  5. 1.0 credit in GEOG and/or GEOM at the 3000-level;
  6. 0.5 credit in GEOG or GEOM;
  7. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Geography: Physical Geography

Open to all undergraduate degree students not in Geography programs.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 0.5 credit in GEOG 2013;
  2. 0.5 credit in GEOG 2014;
  3. 3.0 credits from: GEOM 3002, GEOG 3102, GEOG 3103, GEOG 3104, GEOG 3105, GEOG 3108, GEOG 4013, GEOG 4017, GEOG 4101, GEOG 4104, GEOG 4108;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
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