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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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Explore the relationship between humans and the natural environment and the spatial distributions of cities, industry, religions, and culture. Learn about the spatial location and movement of biophysical landscapes and human features on the earth's surface by asking questions like 'Where is it?" "Why is it there?" "How does it relate to other locations?"

Geography at King's is an exciting interdisciplinary field that spans natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It has something to offer every kind of imagination. The program explores the origins of earth's major systems including geological, hydrological, and global climate systems and investigates the processes that influence the characteristics of landforms, vegetation, and soils. Geography is especially interested in how physical phenomena (climate, rivers, coastlines) affect human activities and how humans modify the earth’s surface (cities, agriculture, dams).

The Geography program also offers a GIS course, which is an applications-based course focusing on spatial problem solving, data input, and data manipulation using GIS software.

King's does not offer a major in Geography; however, students interested in Geography may want to check out our Environmental Studies program.

Geography programs at King's

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 4, 2018

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2018

Winter Program start date
January 4, 2018

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2018

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Admission Requirements

    Potential Careers

  • Cartographer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Mining and Natural Resource Development
  • Regional and Urban Land-Use Planner
  • Surveyor
Geography Faculty