Physical and Environmental Geography Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ2030

Physical and Environmental Geography offers science-based programs for students interested in an integrative approach to understanding the earths biotic and abiotic systems, including their spatial dynamics and the ways they are altered by human action. The programs provide a foundation in the subfields of climatology, biogeography, hydrology, and geomorphology. Students gain practical experience in lab and field settings. Technical skills taught also include data analysis, geospatial analytical tools, including GIS and Remote Sensing.

Enrolment in the Physical and Environmental Geography Major will be administratively suspended as of January 31, 2024 and students will no longer be able to enrol in the program. Students presently enrolled in the Major will be able to complete the program requirements as described below. Students who are not enrolled in this program but are interested in "Physical and Environmental Geography" programs are encouraged to consider the Environmental Geography and/or Human Geography Programs in the Department of Geography and Planning and are strongly recommended to consult with the Department of Geography and Planning for advising.

Introductory Courses: Any 4 half courses or the equivalent (2.0 credits) from JEG100H1, BIO120H1/​ BIO130H1, CHM135H1, CHM136H1, PHY131H1, PHY132H1, MAT135H1

Core Courses: Any 3 courses (1.5 credits) from GGR201H1, GGR203H1, GGR205H1, GGR206H1

Regional Geography Course: Any course (0.5 credit) from GGR240H1, GGR246H1, GGR254H1, GGR341H1, GGR342H1, GGR343H1, GGR344H1

Methods Courses: All (1.5 credits) of GGR270H1, GGR272H1, GGR390H1

Applications: Any 4 courses (2.0 credits) from:

  1. Hydrology/GIS/Remote Sensing: GGR273H1, GGR274H1, GGR315H1/​ GGR337H1, GGR373H1, GGR375H1, GGR386H1, GGR413H1, GGR414H1/​ GGR415H1, GGR462H1, GGR472H1
  2. Climatology/Energy/Resources: GGR314H1, GGR334H1, GGR347H1, GGR348H1, GGR416H1
  3. Geomorphology: GGR301H1, GGR406H1, ESS241H1, ESS331H1
  4. Biogeography: GGR305H1, GGR308H1, ESS361H1, ESS461H1, ESS462H1

    Up to 1.0 credit can be used from GGR493Y1, based on suitability of placement for this program, and approved by department. Any GGR course from the list for Core Courses and Fourth Year Courses not already used. Any course (0.5 credit) from Group I. No more than one from GGR273H1, GGR373H1.

Fourth Year Course: Any course (0.5 credit) from GGR401H1, GGR405H1, GGR406H1, GGR413H1, GGR414H1, GGR491Y1, GGR498H1

Total credits: 8.0

Group I:

EEB319H1, EEB321H1, EEB324H1, EEB328H1, EEB428H1, ENV346H1, ESS262H1, ESS311H1, ESS361H1, ESS461H1, ESS463H1, ESS464H1, FOR301H1, FOR305H1, FOR306H1, FOR417H1, JEE337H1, PHY392H1, PHY408H1