Courses for your Geography and Aviation degree

First-year courses and beyond

September to December

  • AVIA 100 - Introduction to Aviation
  • GEOG 101 - Human Geographies: People, Space and Change
  • GEOG 181 - Designing Effective Maps
  • CS 100 - Introduction to Computing
  • One of:

January to April

  • GEOG 102 - Global Environmental Systems: Process and Change
  • ENVS 178 - Environmental Applications of Data Management and Statistics
  • AVIA 101 - Professional Pilot Program Course
  • One elective

Note: This a sample schedule. Courses may be taught in different terms from year to year. Professional Pilot Course II (AVIA 102) is required during the spring term (May to August) following first year. 

After first year

About half of the classes you’ll take will be Geography courses, while the other half will be Aviation courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View a list of all the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

AVIA 270 – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Knowledge Requirements
GEOG 271 – Earth from Space Using Remote Sensing
AVIA 310 – Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 320 – Aviation Safety


Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Graham Barnes our Faculty of Environment recruitment coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

Next steps