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Geographic Analysis (BA (Hons))

Is It for You?

Understand the complex connections between natural and built environments in this unique, career-focused geography program. Use state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS), mapping and remote sensing technology to examine real-world issues including economic development, urban growth, poverty, public health and climate change. Provide solutions for retail location planning, target marketing, public transit, disease monitoring, crime prevention and environmental management.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

 Faculty
Faculty of Arts

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

 Grade Range
70-74%*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
No

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

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Why Your Geography Degree Will Get You a Job

By Will Smith

"Ryerson geography graduates have been employed by retailers like Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Canadian Tire, real estate companies like Oxford Properties, and all the major banks. Other grads work with the Toronto Police Service studying the geography of crime."

Learn more about job opportunities in geography

Distinctive Learning

A 350-hour co-op internship in the public or private sector; hands-on labs; research and consulting projects with external clients; local and international field trips; exchange program.

After Graduation

Put your training and expertise to use in market research, real estate development, economic forecasting, retail network planning, industrial site selection, environmental analysis, conservation, recreation and tourism, land use planning, transportation, housing or crime analysis. Work in government, private sector corporations or as a freelance consultant.Pursue graduate studies in geography, spatial analysis, business, planning, policy, urban or immigration studies, or environmental science and management; continue your education at teachers’ college or law school; obtain certification as a GIS professional (GISP).

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,641 - $7,856
International Fees Range: $25,989 - $26,039

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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