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Geography

03 October 2023
Geography is an exciting and distinctive discipline at the interface between Science and Arts.
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Geography

Introduction

Geography is the study of human behaviour, the environment we live in, and the relationship between both.

This field combines arts and sciences to find innovative solutions to our society’s most pressing issues and debates, and the human response to these challenges, such as climate change, poverty, sustainability, health, and inequality.

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What will my study involve?

  • Explore different pathways in geography: physical geography, human geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and resource and environmental management.
  • Practical workshops, labs, and fieldtrips to examine geographical processes outside of the classroom – including urban mobility and planning.
  • You will get the opportunity to undertake research with community partners that supports resilient environments and communities through research.

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Courses

Geography major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, complete the following courses:

100-level

200-level

300-level

There is a range of courses at 200 and 300-level. You can specialise within or combine courses from the theme pathways:

  • physical geography
  • human geography
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • resource and environmental management.

If you are interested in postgraduate studies in Geography, you will need to take at least another 30 points from 300-level GEOG courses.

Geography minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:

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Career opportunities

Geography is a distinctive field between science and arts that also has links to law, sociology, engineering, computer science, and health sciences. Due to this diversity, study in Geography will lead to a range of career opportunities.

Career pathways could include:

  • climate or environmental consultant
  • resource manager
  • urban or transport planner
  • geospatial scientist.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Geography.

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