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Study your minor in Geography at King's

If you've ever stared in wonder at the mighty Rocky Mountains, explored the array of vegetation found in British Columbia or have simply wanted to know more about the world you live in, King's minor in Geography is a great fit for you. Explore the relationship between humans and the natural environment by choosing to study a Geography minor as part of your degree.

Geography seeks to understand everything from the spatial distributions of cities, industry, religions and culture to the spatial location and movement of biophysical landscapes and human features on the earth's surface. As a Geography student, you'll ask questions such as "Where is it?" "Why is it there?" "How does it relate to other locations?"

Geography Program Highlights

  • Study the origins of earth's major systems including its geological and hydrological systems and climates
  • Investigate the processes that influence landforms, vegetation and soil
  • Understand how natural phenomena impact human settlements or, inversely, how humans have impacted the natural landscape through their use of the land
  • Take field trips across Alberta, work with maps and instruments in King's Geography lab, and use computer applications and GIS to better understand the composition of an environment
  • Open your eyes to how God has patiently carved the physical landscape into the marvelous creation we enjoy each and every day

Dr. Harry Spaling, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies & Geography

Dr. Harry Spaling

The need for food security among households in Africa is becoming increasingly important under climate change. One promising response is conservation agriculture.  I investigated a variation of conservation agriculture called “Farming God’s Way” that is promoted by Christian development organizations and churches in Kenya as part of my sabbatical research project.   "Perhaps most importantly, my research found that faith changes the mindset of the farmer, who now…

    Careers & Graduate Programs

  • Cartography
  • City Planning
  • Conservation
  • Environment and Life Sciences
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Recycling
  • Regional and Urban Land-Use Planning
  • Surveying
Admission Requirements