Learn how to use geographical theory, methodology, and technology to solve real-world problems and study pressing issues such as climate change, human migration, food security, and global development.
The Geography program is concerned with the interrelationships among the earth’s physical and human environments. Geographers study climate change, resource depletion, human migration, globalization, geopolitics, poverty, inequality and vulnerability – their causes, consequences and implications on urban and regional development. We ask questions about how environmental, economic, social, political and cultural processes shape how the world functions or fails to function. These concerns take us from the local neighbourhoods in Toronto to Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Canadian Arctic and the Arizona desert. Our courses are divided into seven themes, each of which include regional and systematic courses. These themes consist of the city; globalization, environment and development; production and the politics of difference; state, empire and power; extreme environments; biophysical processes; and geoinformatics.
Faculty: Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Double Major, International Bachelor of Arts (iBA), Minor
3, 4 yrs
Our Geography program provides you with a unique opportunity to receive in depth exposure to the many modes of analyzing the environmental and situational issues facing contemporary society. A Geography and Urban Studies degree from York is a fantastic opportunity to obtain a fulfilling career in a wide variety of fields.
|Health Policy Planner||Historical Researcher||Institutional Researcher|
|Market Research Analyst||Policy Advisor||Population Studies Analyst|