Program Information

School: University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Geography
Description: UFV’s Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography provides you with a strong background in natural sciences, a comprehensive understanding of factors affecting the environment, and hands-on expertise in gathering, analyzing, and evaluating data. This Bachelor of Science major introduces you to the different sub-fields of physical geography including: climatology, geomorphology, biogeography, and geographic information systems (GIS).

You begin your studies by learning about the earth’s physical environment and various phenomena and understanding how these are affected by human activity. In your third and fourth year, you can choose from a variety of physical and human geography topics that interest you. You can specialize in one or more sub-fields of Physical Geography, including climatology, geomorphology, biogeography, or geographic information systems (GIS).

URL: Physical Geography at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,800

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).

Careers: Geographers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Geology 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have: B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of nine university-level credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all university courses attempted; one of the following: Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12 with a minimum grade of B, MATH 094/095 with a minimum average grade of B, MATH 096 with a minimum grade of B, MDPT score of 70% or higher, MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C+, or MATH 111 with a minimum grade of C; one course from one of the following disciplines, with a minimum grade of C+: Biology 12, BIO 093, or BIO 111, Chemistry 12, CHEM 093 (previously offered), CHEM 110, or CHEM 113, Geography 12, GEOG 101, GEOG 102, or GEOG 103, Geology 12 or GEOG 116, or Physics 12, PHYS 093, PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 105, or PHYS 111.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]