Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Geography

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. 

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Geography we recommend the capstone course, GEOG 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page

30 points required from:

           Additional courses include:

At 200-level you should take GEOG 250 plus at least two others, one of which must be either GEOG 202, 205, 261 or 262:

45 points from:

You can use our degree planners to help you plan the courses you need to take for your BSc. To find the most up to date Geography degree planner, go to the Science degree planners page

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses.

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Doing a double major with Geography

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Geography: Anthropological Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geographic Information Science, Geophysics, Psychology and Statistics.

Preparing for your Geography major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Geography courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.

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