Minor in Geography


The Minor in Geography is a flexible program that offers students the choice of focusing on a specific Geography sub-discipline or following courses of interest in both Human and Physical Geography. Either way, the Minor establishes a comprehensive understanding of conceptual knowledge and applied skills supporting further study in Geography or related fields, engaged citizenship, and introductory employment in the public and private sectors. The degree is especially suitable for those with an interest in Geography who wish to pair study in this field with extensive coursework in other university disciplines. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

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Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/geography

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Geography must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

Lower Level
GEOG 1101Human Geography3
GEOG 1102Physical Geography0,4
Select one of the following:3
The City
Select one of the following:3
Qualitative Methods in Geography
Quantitative Methods in Geography
Introduction to GIS
Select one of the following:3
Geography of British Columbia
Geography of Canada
Geography of East Asia
Geography of South Asia
Upper Level
Select 12 additional credits from courses in GEOG at the 3000 level or higher, including at least 3 credits from courses at the 4000 level12
Total Credits24-28

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Geography.

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