Global Geography

Global Geography

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Global Geography explores how human societies and physical environments are deeply connected and constantly changing. Learn how to analyze global processes including urbanization, uneven development and inequality, migration and identity formation, and environmental change. Combine approaches from the social sciences, humanities, and physical sciences to identify solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Ultimately, you will be equipped with skills that will prepare you for a career in Canada and abroad in areas such as government, journalism and media, development agencies, private-sector corporations and the non-profit sector.

Students will explore these critical global issues:

  • Human migration and identity
  • Economic development and inequalities
  • Geopolitical power
  • Global urbanization
  • Flows of knowledge, culture and data
  • Changing global environments

As a Global Geography student, you will gain knowledge and skills through hands-on classroom activities, field- and lab-based exercises, and community engagement. You will acquire technical know-how and experience in geographical information systems, data analysis, research methods, and field techniques, while also enhancing your communication, reasoning and leadership skills to address societal and environmental issues.


Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education

  • Co-op or internship
  • Class-focused
  • Community-focused
  • Faculty research

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Evening Courses

Some major-specific courses available with evening option

Online Courses

Some major-specific courses available online


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