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Geography Honours (BA) Program

We are excited to announce that we now have a new Geography Honours (BA) Program.  The main advantage of the Honours degree in Geography is that it will help students to see themselves as professionals in the discipline, and so will better prepare them for graduate or professional programs. The research project provides an opportunity for putting the required communication, research, and analysis courses into holistic practice; and is becoming a standard expectation for entrance into most graduate programs. VIU is already well established as an institution that provides a breadth of experience suitable for post-program success. The Honours program establishes these standards as a way to strengthen the transition to graduate and professional situations.

The requirement for admission to the Geography Honours (BA)  Program is a GPA of at least a 3.67 (A-) on your most recent 45 credits of study. To graduate with an Honours designation, you must meet all institutional BA degree requirements, complete a Geography 491 Research project worth 6 credits, and obtain an average GPA of at least a 3.67 (A-) on all 3rd and 4th year courses taken within the discipline.

You can obtain a Geography Department Honours Application form from the Department Chair. In addition to completing this form, students will also need to complete a Research Project Request Form for submission to the Chair. The Chair will contact the Degree Advisor with confirmation of acceptance, or to obtain confirmation of the appropriate GPA and course planning requirements. 

Deadline for applications is April 30 in the year before your final year of study. 

For more information, click here.

Submit a completed application form to the Geography department Chair: geochair@viu.ca.

Geography BA Honours Program Application Form

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