What will I learn?
The BA, major in Geography, introduces students to the different sub-fields of Human, Physical, and Techniques Geography. Students completing this major have the opportunity to specialize in one or more of these, and to pursue original, lab- and field-based research. This major is a good option for students considering an MA in Geography, Environmental Studies, International Development, Planning, or a related field. It is also useful for students planning on continuing on into teaching. Geography majors can also choose to combine program options in a number of ways, such as by combining a concentration with a co-operative education designation, or an Honours degree with a certificate.
Geography majors within the BA can choose to complete their program with or without a concentration. A concentration is a planned group of courses that focus on a particular set of themes. Students can choose to complete more than one concentration within their major. Students can select from one of three concentrations within the BA major:
Urban Studies & Planning
Co-operative Education Option
Co-operative education provides valuable workplace opportunities and experience for students completing a UFV degree, and is highly recommended for Geography majors. Co-op involves alternating semesters of paid employment (usually in the summer) with semesters of study, and the program often has many placements that build on geographic skills and research. Students should consider applying to the program after their first year. Students that have completed three co-operative education placements are eligible for a Cooperative Education designation on their transcripts.
The Honours program is designed for those Geography and Physical Geography majors who are planning on applying to graduate school or who are looking for additional research experiences for employment. Honours Geography students have gone into graduate programs in a number of fields and at institutions in Canada and Australia.
Which department am I in? College of Arts
Other English Language Requirements accepted: CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)of minimum score 70; Cambridge - Certificate of Proficiency in English with the minimum of C ; CanTEST score of 4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4.0 ; LPI - score of 30 (Level 5) and a minimum score of 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB).
Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (Form Six or five O-levels plus at least two A-levels) or near-equivalent standing and specific program prerequisites for admission into any career, technical, or academic program.
English Language Requirement: They must have TOEFL score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19, IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5, CAEL score of 60, PTE - score of 56 with 52 in writing, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English min C, Can TEST - score of 4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4.0, MELAB - score of 80, LPI - score of 24 (Level 4), English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent).
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
CAD$16,620.00 (US$ 13,161) per year
1 May 2018, 4 September 2018, 3 January 2019, 1 May 2019, 3 September 2019
University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford Campus, 33844 King Road, ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia (BC), V2S 7M8, Canada