Study Geography in Niagara — one of the world’s most diverse social and natural landscapes — in a program that bridges the social and natural sciences to understand the Earth, humans and non-humans, and environments.

More than maps, Geography is comprised of three fields, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Geomatics:

Human Geography investigates the worlds of humans and non-humans, and their interactions with environments and built and symbolic landscapes, to foster more socially and environmentally just societies in an ever-changing world.

Physical Geography explores the interactions of weather and climate patterns, and landform development, with the biosphere. This includes processes at the Earth’s surface that interact with, affect, and are affected by, human activities in order to comprehend and mitigate climate change, and promote environmental justice and responsibility.

Geomatics involves scientific and technological practices that integrate cartography, remote sensing (including drone technologies) and geographical information systems (GIS). All these high-tech specialties are crucial to academia, government, business and the military.

Each of the three fields of geography combine theory, practice and experiential learning in classes that include labs, seminars, field studies and internships.

Our professors have expertise in everything from urban/rural planning and social movements to environment and climate change. Their courses incorporate interactive elements —including studying Brock’s campus, the Niagara Peninsula and places around the world — to help you apply what you learn in class beyond your time at university.

Student-run social events enhance the Geography-experience, sponsored by the Tourism and Geography Society.

Geography prepares you for life, your career, or further studies in Canada or abroad.

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

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

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

Career outcomes

  • Climatologist
  • GIS specialist
  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Teacher
  • City or transportation 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)