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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Geography

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
85,357 CAD
Start dates
Langley
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
Richmond
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
Surrey (British Columbia)
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)

Program description

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Geography

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in Applied Geography is a unique, four-year Human Geography degree with an emphasis on the urban setting of human activity. The program is distinguished by the scope and sequencing of its skills development coursework. Required skills courses include those in qualitative methods, quantitative methods, geographic thought, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and research design.

These skills-development courses are woven into a lively and relevant topical curriculum featuring introductory lab-science courses in: physical geography; introductory and advanced human geography; economic, social, political, and urban geography; options for focused study of a variety of regions; and courses in natural hazards and environmental geography. Having established a foundation of information-handling skills early in the program, students are equipped to apply their knowledge to service and research projects incorporated into their third and fourth year courses.

Admission requirements

Students pursuing a Major in Applied Geography must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

For more information, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Human Geography
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth Science

Year 2

  • The City
  • Qualitative Methods in Geography
  • Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Climatologyor Geomorphology
  • Geography of British Columbia
  • Regional Geography of Canada
  • Regional Geography of East Asia
  • Regional Geography of South Asia

Year 3

  • Economic Geography
  • Society and Urban Space
  • Urban Planning and Politics
  • Geographic Thought
  • Natural Hazards
  • Environment and Resources

Year 4

  • Research Design in Geography
  • Applications in GIS
  • Current Geographic Issues

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

Career opportunities

Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Applied Geography program are able to comprehensively understand a range of contemporary urban issues and problems, and possess the practical skills to address them. They are engaged citizens, well-positioned for employment in occupations requiring knowledgeable people capable of working with diverse types of information, or for further, graduate study in Geography and related fields.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...


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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey
Canada

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