There`s more to Geography than meets the eye: it is a natural, social and applied science that lets you introduce your own perspective on today`s most pressing issues. Planning for the natural and built environments requires expertise on the biophysical and human makeup of the world. Geographers influence everything from the economy to the health care system. The Geography program will give you a background in the physical geography of cold regions, the processes involved in urban and regional activities, and the impact of environmental issues on public policy.
Your Geography degree will open up the world of urban planning, transportation, teaching, mapping, and land use policy, among others, and call on your knowledge of the Earth and your skills using observation technologies.
CO-OP students with training in remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are in high demand right here in the National Capital Region for rewarding and exciting placements in many government agencies. Other placements will allow you to contribute to environmental issues management.
Some of our employers include
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- City of Ottawa
- National Capital Commission
- Natural Resources Canada
- Environment Canada
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
- Intera Engineering
- Public Works & Government Services Canada
- Statistics Canada
- Transport Canada
- University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
- Geographic information systems (GIS)
- Computer-assisted cartography
- Remote sensing and aerial photo analysis
- Spatial analysis
- Environmental geography
- Soil use and resource optimization
- Rural and regional planning
- Urban and economic geography
Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence
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September 30 of your second year of studies
- Be registered full-time in the honours bachelor of arts program in either the specialization in Geography or the major in Geography;
- Have a minimum CGPA of 6;
- Have completed all course requirements up to and including the fall term of second year and not have completed more than 69 credits at the beginning of the first work term;
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat).
CO-OP fees - First work term before winter 2011
As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for each study session and work term, starting with the session before your first work term and up to and including your last work term.
CO-OP fees - First work term in or after winter 2011
As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.
How to apply
For information on how to apply to this CO-OP program, please click Here.