The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
Major Required Courses: 30 units
Major Elective Courses: 30 units
Elective Courses: 30 units
General Education Courses:38 units
Total: 128 units
(A) Major Courses
The major component provides 60 units of required and elective courses offered by the Department of Geography that provide students with a comprehensive training in the discipline. The Honours Project enables students to complete a piece of significant, independent study on a geographical topic of their choice under supervision of a faculty member. Moreover, all geography students must participate in the mandatory Field Camp of the Department, which is conducted during the second semester of Year III.
(B) General Education
The aim of the GE curriculum is to provide students with a well-rounded education as part of the University’s Whole Person ethos. This involves a exposure to a wide range of transferable skills, guiding principles, and attitudes that all students will need for their future professional and personal lives. The 38 units required under the GE requirements are divided into two categories, core requirements (26 units) and distribution requirements (12 units).
“Electives” serve to encourage a free pursuit of academic interests. They may be used to pursue a minor (with a minimum of 15 units), strengthen the major field, or choose other courses of general interest in different disciplines, or which a student considers to be useful for their future careers or postgraduate studies.