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Study your minor in Geography at King's

The geography minor at King's provides insight on how physical geography affects human activity by focusing on physical and human landscapes on a number of scales.
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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 a 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

  • Discover an exciting interdisciplinary field that spans natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Study the origins of earth's major systems including geological, hydrological, and global climate systems and investigate the processes that influence characteristics of landforms, vegetation, and soils.
  • Dig deeper into why certain environments are as they are, and attempt to understand how these 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 a given environment.
  • Use modern, sophisticated software and equipment as you seek to understand the physical world.
  • Open your eyes to how God has patiently carved the physical landscape into the marvelous creation we enjoy each day.

Geography Program Options

Available as a minor

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Music
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Science
    A minor is not available in the B.A. or B.Sc. in Environmental Studies programs or in B.Ed. program

Fall Program start date
September 2020

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2020

Winter Program start date
January 7, 2019

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2019

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Admission Requirements

    Our Geography grads get jobs as:

  • Cartographers
  • Conservation Officers
  • Mining and Natural Resource Managers
  • Recycling Officers
  • Surveyors

    Our Geography grads go on to study:

  • City Planning
  • Environment and Life Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Regional and Urban Land-Use Planning
Geography Faculty