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Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours BESc, BEd (Geography Major) I/S(TB)

Six Year program

Note: The Indigenous Content Requirement in the Geography programs will be met by taking Environmental Studies 1190.


Prior to Entry into Professional Year
In concurrent Education programs at the Intermediate/Senior level, students must meet and complete requirements of the partnering Bachelor degree program including all Pre-Professional Program Education requirements. (See Concurrent Degree Programs Information for Education requirements)

Note: Students must choose two teachable subjects. See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, Levels and Teachables.


First Year:
(a) Environmental Studies 1170 and 1190
(b) Two FCEs from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics
(c) One FCE from Type A, B, C or D courses (Geography excluded)
(d) One-half FCE from Mathematics 1151 and 1152 or Physics 1113 and 1133
(e) Education 1050

Second Year:

(a) Environmental Studies 2013 and 2210
(b) One-half FCE Environmental Studies elective (Science Stream)
(c) Geography 2232, 2251, 2271, 2331, 2351
(d) Geography 2511 or 2811
(e) Education 2050

Third Year:

(a) Environmental Studies 3094 
(b) One FCE Environmental Studies elective (Science Stream)
(c) One-half FCE Environmental Studies elective (Science or Arts Stream)
(d) Geography 3251 or 3253
(e) Two and one-half FCEs in Geography at the third year level*
(f) One-half FCE elective
(g) One-half FCE Education elective (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list)

Note: *It is recommended that students completing the Certificate Program in Geomatics should take Geography 3253 as a Geography elective (normally in Third Year) and take Natural Resources Management 2270 as an open elective (in Second or Third Year). 

Fourth Year:
(a) Environmental Studies 4810
(b) Three FCEs in Geography at the fourth year level
(c) One FCE elective
(d) One-half FCE Environmental Studies elective (Science Stream)

Fifth and Sixth Years (2-Year Professional Program):
Concurrent Education (Intermediate/Senior) requirements