Study Geography in Niagara – one of the world’s most diverse social and natural landscapes.

Geographers look at the world from a unique perspective, one that bridges the social and natural sciences. Our programs are designed to combine theory and practical experience to train you in Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Geomatics.

Human Geography aims to understand the human world and its interaction with physical, built and symbolic landscapes. This knowledge is used to work towards more equitable societies.

Physical Geography aims to explain the geographic pattern of weather and climate, landform development and their interactions with the biosphere. This is done by studying processes at the Earth’s surface and how they interact with, affect and are affected by human activities.

Geomatics includes scientific and technological activities that integrate various fields, including cartography, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS).

Our department has been blending theory and practice for more than five decades through experiential learning in labs, seminars, field courses, internships and much more. These experiences have been developed to help you apply what you learn in class outside the classroom walls.

Professors in our programs engage in a broad range of research activities and incorporate interactive elements into their courses. This often includes spending time outside of the classroom around campus and across Niagara.

Our goal is to prepare you for life after university, whether that be a career or further studies in Canada or abroad. The world is your classroom.

  • BA in Geography
  • BSc in Geography
  • Minor in Geography
  • Concentration in Urban and Planning Studies
  • Minor in Environmental Science of the Anthropocene
  • Minor in Urban and Planning Studies

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

Not an Ontario Secondary School applicant? Find your admissions criteria here.

Career outcomes

  • Climatologist
  • Community development officer
  • GIS technician
  • Teacher
  • Urban or rural planner

Prerequisite requirements


  • English (ENG4U)


  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (min.70%) or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) (min. 70%)
  • One from Biology (SBI4U), Physics (SPH4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), or Earth and Space Science (SES4U)

Recommended subjects


  • English (ENG4U)