Selkirk College offers several undergraduate courses in Geography that transfer as credits towards a degree in Geography at other institutions.
Who should Study Geography?
Students who are curious about the world around them and who enjoy being outdoors are natural geographers. Geography students study the spatial relationships between natural and built environments and culture. Studying geography is a hands-on experience, and the learning is applicable to everyday life whether is observing how landscapes are changing or seeking to understanding cultural differences. Geography is a “must take” for students looking to integrate their life experiences into their educational pursuits.
Geography Course Options
If you need a science credit for another program or degree, GEOG 130 - Introduction to Physical Geography (Lab Science) is a great option for students coming from a variety of backgrounds. A second year option to consider is GEOG 232 - Geomorphology: Our Changing Planet (Lab Science).
Many students seeking to work internationally or work with people from around the world such as Nursing students and Peace and Justice Studies students enjoy GEOG 140 - Cultural Geography.
If you aspire to work as a teacher, GIS technician or planner in British Columbia, understanding the GEOG 136 - Geography of British Columbia is a great asset.
A geography degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to begin a variety of rewarding careers. Geographers work as urban planners, GIS technicians and analysts, disaster preparedness planners, teachers, environmental scientists, remote sensing analysts, transportation planners, demographers, hydrologists and in a variety of other areas.