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Geographic Analysis (BA (Hons))

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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

Is It for You?

This career-focused program teaches state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS), mapping and remote sensing technology to examine real-world issues in retail management, real estate development, social service planning, public health and safety or climate change. Hands-on labs, a 350-hour internship in the public or private sector, research and consulting projects with external clients, fieldwork including local and international field trips and opportunities for international exchange will prepare you to provide innovative solutions in a variety of fields. 

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

 Experiential Learning
Practicum

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What You Need to Know

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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.

Tuition and Fees 2021/2022

Domestic Fees Range: $7,035 - $7,103
International Fees Range: $30,010 - $30,413

For detailed fees information visit Tuition and Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

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 prerequisite 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.

After Graduation

Put your training and expertise to use in market research; real estate development; retail site selection; economic forecasting; environmental conservation; transportation planning; housing; recreation and tourism; or crime analysis. You may work as an environmental analyst, data analyst, mapping technician, GIS developer, research analyst, marketing analyst, planner, geospatial health analyst, or location intelligence specialist. You may also choose to work as a consultant in government, in the private sector, or on a freelance basis. You may choose to pursue graduate studies in geography (MA/MSc), spatial analysis (MSA), business (MBA), planning (MPl), policy, urban or immigration studies, or environmental science and management, or attend teachers’ college or law school. You may also complete certification as a GIS professional (GISP).

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