Geography (Faculty of Science)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
28.30 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5;
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP) 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 01Y4;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
92.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
92.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Grade 12 math (precalculus or calculus)
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject tests (Subject tests must include two from: Math,
    • Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Are you curious about the landforms and landscapes that make up the Earth's surface? What about the effect of the environment on human health? Are you concerned about the human dimensions of climate change, and the extent and effects of deforestation? The changing patterns of agricultural and urban land use?

Are you an inquisitive person? If yes, then the BSc. Geography Major program is your match!

The program provides you with strong training in systematic areas of physical geography (geomorphology, hydrology, soil biogeochemistry, biogeography and climatology). You’ll explore the science of how physical, chemical, and biological processes interact at various spatial and temporal scales to produce distinct environments on the planet, and study different suites of ecosystem services while investigating sustainability challenges for human communities that depend on them.

Included are field courses that provide hands-on exposure to environmental data collection, as well as courses in quantitative techniques, GIS and Remote Sensing.


Careers

This program prepares you for a diverse range of careers. You could become a professional:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Field researcher
  • Policy analyst
  • Reporter
  • Secondary school teacher

Alumni work as field researchers for the United Nations, others work for (or have founded their own) NGOs and Silicon Valley start-ups.

The program may also lead to graduate or professional study in fields such as biology, community development, epidemiology, geography, law, medicine, and urban planning.


Student experience

The faculty provides many opportunities for undergraduate research in Geography.

As a BSc in Geography student, you can assist faculty or graduate students in laboratory or field studies of your interest. Geography faculty members may employ undergraduates as research assistants during the academic year and throughout the summer.

You may also choose to conduct independent research through honours or independent studies courses. Other employment opportunities as well grants and awards are also available.


Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Learn more about how majors and minors work


Related majors

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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