Why Geography?

A geography degree offers students the opportunity to tackle complex human and environmental problems with a skill set that emphasizes a combination of knowledge-building, critical thinking, informed problem solving and Much More.

Why Geography?

A geography degree offers students the opportunity to tackle complex human and environmental problems with a skill set that emphasizes a combination of knowledge-building, critical thinking, informed problem solving and Much More.

TWU stands apart as one of only two Christian universities in North America that offers a major in geography. Here, students learn the study of people, places, and earth processes from a unique perspective, while gaining the hands-on experience required to address local, national, and global concerns.

The geography program encourages students to engage with major social, economic and environmental challenges. A broad range of courses—including ones on resource management, air and water pollution, low-income housing, population growth, and climate change—helps to expand students’ horizons and prepare them to create meaningful change in the world.

Beyond the classroom, students put their learning into practice in TWU’s on-campus Ecosystem Study Area and a 70+ acre property on Salt Spring Island dedicated to ecological preservation and student research.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Minor
Concentration

Faculty Profiles

Paul Brown, Ph.D.

Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry

David Jordan, M.A.

Sessional Assistant Professor of Geography; Coordinator, Department of Geography

Geraldine Jordan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies

Terry Neufeldt, B.Sc., M.Ed.

Sessional Assistant Professor of Geology, Geography and Physics

Maxwell Ofosuhene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography, Chair, Geography, History and Political & International Studies Department

Carl Tracie, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Geography
Careers in Geography
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Career opportunities students can pursue include areas in:

Urban and regional planning

Geographic Information Systems, computerized mapping and remote sensing

Community and international development

Government

Environmental consulting firms

Geophysical analysis

Natural science research

Demography

Teaching

… and more!

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Field Study Sites

TWU’s Ecosystem Study Area (ESA) and Crow's Nest Ecological Research Area are diverse and sensitive habitats dedicated to the study, preservation, and proper management of the environment.