Geography and Environmental Management

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Geographers have a long tradition of exploring how the Earth’s human and physical environments are constantly changing. With a degree in Geography and Environmental Management, you will learn the advanced technical skills required to help solve many of the most pressing issues of our time, such as climate change, the impact of environment on health, water and land resource management, global population growth and urban development, and more.

Learn more about Geography and Environmental Management at UWaterloo.

Course topics include:

  • climate change
  • population dynamics
  • water resources science and management
  • economic development
  • transportation
  • wetlands
  • environmental health
  • food systems
  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • remote sensing
  • statistics and research methods
  • climatology
  • snow and ice environments

What sets us apart:

  • Geography at Waterloo is ranked in the top 50 in the world, and top 4 in Canada (QS World University Rankings).

  • The breadth of our program can help you discover your personal passion for science; you can take courses that immerse you in physical and social sciences, and also the humanities, along with a deep grounding in essential skills for the modern workplace, such as research methods, statistics, and data analysis. Plus, your program has room to add a double major in another subject, and choose from a variety of real-world focused specializations and options.

  • Learn through experiential components woven throughout dozens of courses; measure water flow in a stream, make professional-quality maps with advanced software, see the impacts of how cities change over time, and even travel to Nepal, Indonesia, and the U.K. for field studies in a different culture.

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