Associate of Arts Degree in Geography


The Associate of Arts in Geography is a two-year Human Geography program. It establishes a solid base of conceptual knowledge and applied skills supporting further study in Geography, engaged citizenship, and introductory employment in the public and private sectors. The curriculum combines topical coursework in introductory human geography and urban geography, and lab-science courses in earth science and atmospheric science. The curriculum also provides students with options for focused study of a variety of regions, and develops foundational skills in using computerized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hardware and software to analyze and present spatial data.

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Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course including all of the following courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credits
GEOG 1101 Human Geography 3
GEOG 1102 Physical Geography 4
Year 2
GEOG 2250 The City 3
GEOG 2400 Introduction to GIS 3
GEOG 2310
or Geomorphology
Select one of the following: 3
Geography of British Columbia  
Geography of Canada  
Geography of Europe  
Geography of East Asia  
Geography of South Asia  
 Total Credits19

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts degree in Geography.

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