Where will UVic Geography take you?
Geography is an integrative, environmental discipline with one foot in the physical sciences and the other in the social sciences, while also drawing on relevant material from the humanities. There is a balance of social science and physical geography within the department. A basic aim is to offer a balanced program within the discipline, as well as several areas of specialization.
As well as providing an understanding of how human beings interact with each other and their environment, both natural and built, a degree in Geography can lead to a multiplicity of career opportunities depending on the focus of the courses chosen, such as:
- remote sensing
- geographic information systems
- environmental sciences
- resource management
- urban planning
- medical geography
Geography graduates find themselves well equipped with broad backgrounds and deeper understanding. Our graduates work with new and complex challenges as they emerge, in the environment, the community, and in the world around us.