Geography and Tourism Studies

Located minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls, Brock University sits on the Niagara Escarpment within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, an internationally significant ecosystem. Our location within the spectacular Niagara Region of Ontario allows you to put your studies into practice.

We acknowledge the land on which Brock University was built is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

In our classes, dedicated scholars and research practitioners blend classroom learning with small-group seminar discussions and hands-on lab experiences. Many courses also have a strong experiential components, including, for example, a fourth-year internship course, third-year field research courses, a co-op option, and specialized courses involving travel to Canadian or international destinations.

Students in our programs have done field courses and internships all across the world in places such as Croatia, London, Chicago, Peterborough, New Zealand, Florida (Disney World), Thailand, and more.

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The discipline of Geography has a broad scope and combines elements of both the social and natural sciences. Two principal divisions of the subject exist – human geography and physical geography – linked by a common background: a mutual concern for humans and the environment, and a body of related theory and methodology.

Two specialized degrees – BA Geography and BSc Geography – allow you to integrate human and physical geography, as well as geospatial technologies (e.g., GPS, GIS and remote sensing) into any of our programs of study.

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Our distinctive tourism degrees cover the fundamental areas of tourism management, but go much further, taking students into the long-term future of the industry and its place in society. Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, and our programs explore how humans can manage the opportunities, challenges and consequences associated with our ever-changing quest for travel.

Two specialized degrees – BA Tourism and Environment and BA Tourism Environment, Tourism Management stream – allow you to integrate sustainability and management into our programs of study. Allied with the Goodman School of Business, the Tourism Management stream offers a range of business-related courses.

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