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Geography, BA

Geography studies the cultural, social, economic, and political connections between people and their environment.

Examine the factors that shape the complex relationship between human societies and the built and natural landscape. Prepare for career opportunities in community development, land and resource management, or continue your graduate studies.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Prince George
120 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Faculty Supervised Research,  Field School,  Study Abroad,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option
Jan,  May,  Sep

Program Details

This program emphasizes issues of community development, social justice, environmental equity, and population health in Northern environments.

Examine the dynamics of place-making in a global context using the latest Geographical Information System (GIS) technology, social science methodology and spatial analysis.

Apply sustainable, respectful and culturally aware principles to your work in the lab, classroom and field.

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Career Paths

  • GIS specialist
  • Land and resources manager
  • Economic development officer
This degree provides a strong foundation for further studies in education, library science, law, or for pursuing your master's or PhD.

Why at UNBC

  • Curriculum prioritizes best practices in Geographical Information System (GIS), data management, evidence-based decision making, oral and written communication
  • Work with expert faculty who integrate their specialized research in areas of health and social development, human-environment interactions and Indigenous land rights in undergraduate courses
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities and exciting field schools
UNBC motto

'En Cha Huná

UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, reminds us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Interpreted as “respecting all forms of life,” 'En Cha Huná encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.

Admission Requirements

High School Requirements (applicable for B.C. and Yukon)

Overall average of 65% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Domestic Admission Requirements

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,870 $24,770
Student Fees* $1,185 $1,185
Books* $1,700 $1,700

* Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid Information for Indigenous Students

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