Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Geography
Description: Whether helping local citizens monitor water quality in community waterways, or advising on environmental health priorities in Western Africa, our students don’t just learn about geography — they experience it. Geography encompasses diverse topics, ranging from natural hazards to weather processes. Geography students learn about the effects of humans on natural and built-up environments, and investigate how physical geography can impact the larger environment. In addition to preparing you for a rewarding career, a geography degree equips you for a more informed life in a world where everything you do affects someone or something — not just locally, but globally.

Students have the option to major in Geography through the Science degree program (B.Sc.) or the Arts degree program (B.A.) at Saint Mary’s. Students typically pursue human or cultural geography through the Arts program (B.A.) and physical geography through either the Arts (B.A.) or Science program (B.Sc.).

URL: Geography (B.Sc.) at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers: Geographers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science  

Bachelor of Arts: Four additional academic Grade 12 courses. Bachelor of Science: Pre-Calculus 12 or Calculus 12; one academic 12 science course (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Programming); and two additional academic 12 courses.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.