Environment and Geography

In 1961, the Department of Geography was founded and began offering a B.A. degree in Geography. In 2001, recognizing the importance of environmental issues, the department name changed to “Environmental Studies and Geography” and offered concentrations in both Environmental Studies and in Geography.

In 2017, the departmental name changed again to “Environment and Geography” and currently offers a B.A. (Geography), a B.A. (Environmental Studies) and a B.Sc. (Environmental Science).

With its major focus on human-environment interaction, our degrees analyze the distribution and interrelationships of physical and human phenomena on the earth, combines subject matter and methodologies from both the natural and social sciences.


Total Duration: 8 Semesters (4 years)

Tuition fee: 16,375 C$/ Year

Application Fee: 100 C$


Admission Requirements: 

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • High School Diploma with Minimum CGPA 75%

  • Proof of English proficiency (Minimum IELTS overall band score: 6.5 - TOEFL IBT: 90)


Required Documents:

  • Copy of high school transcript, including mid-term course grades if available
  • Copy of personal identification document(s). 


Visa Process:

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Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ): Required

Study Permit: Required 


* Note: All documents must be translated in English or French


Career prospects


A degree in one of our three majors often leads to degrees in higher education, including an M.A., M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. It is also a sound basis for a career in:

  • Environmental consulting
  • Environment industry and private sector (including oil, gas and chemical companies, etc.)
  • Government services
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Law and/or politics

Environment and Geography

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