- Certificate in Arts
- Certificate in Science
- Diploma in Arts
- Diploma in Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability
- Bachelor of Sport Coaching
- Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership
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.
- 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.
- Three 200-level GEOG courses
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 either 90 or 120 points at 300-level, with 60 points from GEOG courses, and the remaining points from other 300-level courses as approved by the Head of Department.
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level GEOG courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
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.
Some 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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