Courses for your Geography and Environmental Management degree

First-year courses and beyond*

September to December

  • GEOG 100 – On Becoming a Geographer
  • GEOG 101 – Human Geographies: People, Space and Change
  • GEOG 181 – Designing Effective Maps
  • ENVS 178 – Environmental Applications of Data Management and Statistics
  • One elective

January to April

  • GEOG 102 – Global Environmental Systems: Processes and Change
  • ENVS 278 – Applied Statistics for Environmental Research 
  • ENGL 109 – Introduction to Academic Writing -- OR -- ENGL 129R - Written Academic English
  • Two electives

After first year

About half of the classes you’ll take will be Geography 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

  • GEOG 207 – Climate Change Fundamentals
  • GEOG 281 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • GEOG 391 – Field Research
  • GEOG 392 – International Field Research
*This is a sample schedule. Courses may be subject to change depending on availability each term.

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