Minor

A Minor is an optional program that allows students to study in an area outside their Honours, Major, or General Program areas.

Below is a list of course requirements for BA and BSc Minor degree programs.

See our comprehensive listing of all Department of Geography degree programs.

BA General/Minor in Geography requirements

You can plan your degree using a UVic Academic Calendar from any year that you are registered as a Geography student. Please consult the version of the UVic Calendar that applies to your degree program to check for any updates or program changes.

First year Units
GEOG 101A and 101B 3.0
Electives 12.0
Total Units: 15.0
Second year Units
GEOG 222 1.5
At least two courses from 209, 211, 218 3.0
Electives 10.5
Total Units: 15.0
Third and fourth years Units
Six upper-level Geography courses 9.0
Electives 21.0
Total Units: 30.0

* Check the University Calendar regarding the English requirement

BSc General/Minor in Geography requirements

You can plan your degree using a UVic Academic Calendar from any year that you are registered as a Geography student. Please consult the version of the UVic Calendar that applies to your degree program to check for any updates or program changes.

First year Units
GEOG 101A and 103 3.0
Electives* 12.0
Total Units: 15.0
Second year Units
GEOG 222 and 228 3.0
At least two courses from GEOG 272, 274, 276 3.0
Electives 9.0
Total Units: 15.0
Third and fourth years Units
At least four courses from GEOG 358, 370, 373, 376, 424, 474, 476, 477, 484, 487 6.0
Two upper-level Geography courses 3.0
Electives 21.0
Total Units: 30.0

* Check the University Calendar regarding the English requirement

Minor in Geographic Information Technology (BA/BSc)

The Department of Geography offers a Minor program in Geographic Information Technology (BA and BSc). The goal of the program is to provide students from disciplines outside geography with knowledge on the theories and skills in spatial sciences. Geographic Information Technology skills include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Cartography, Global Positioning Systems, and Surveying. Graduates from the minor in Geographic Information Technology will be well poised to use spatial technologies to answer applied research questions associated with people, the earth, and resource management.

The Minor in Geographic Information Technology combines with most undergraduate programs at UVic, and will be ideal for students majoring in anthropology, biology, earth and ocean sciences, economics, and history.  The Minor in Geographic Information Technology requires the following geography courses: 222, 226, 228; one of 319, 322; one of 328, 329; and one of 319, 322, 323, 325, 328, 329, 418, 420, 422, or 428.

You can plan your degree using a UVic Academic Calendar from any year that you are registered as a Geography student. Please consult the version of the UVic Calendar that applies to your degree program to check for any updates or program changes.

Coastal Studies Minor

Coastal Studies Minor

First and Second Year
GEOG 101A, 101B 3.0
GEOG 252 1.5
Electives1 25.5
Total Units 30.0
Third and Fourth Years
GEOG 304, 353, 355 4.5
At least three courses from GEOG 303, 319, 357, 376, 420, 424,438, 453, 457, 4742 4.5
Electives 21.0
Total 30.0

1. Students interested in a more science-oriented program are particularly encouraged to take GEOG 103, 222, 226, 228 and 274.

2. Students may substitute 2 courses from the following: ANTH 338, 449, BIOL 311, 319, 322, ECON 382, EOS 350, 408, 431, ES 446, ER 335B.

You can plan your degree using a UVic Academic Calendar from any year that you are registered as a Geography student. Please consult the version of the UVic Calendar that applies to your degree program to check for any updates or program changes.