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Diverse views of the world

Geographers examine the patterns and processes of human and environmental landscapes. Our discipline is both a science and an art, combining a broad, spatial perspective with knowledge and views from other fields of study.

In the classroom

Many students discover Geography at Camosun by taking one of our introductory courses: GEOG 100 Environment and Sustainability, GEOG 102 Human Geography or GEOG 111 Natural Hazards. Altogether, Camosun offers 20 different courses that allow you to pursue studies in five different geography categories: human, environmental, regional, physical and applied techniques.

Geography courses

A career in geography

An education in geography can take you places you might not expect! Here are some of the many career paths that have been pursued by geographers:

  • Geography teaching
  • Geographic information systems
  • Environmental consulting
  • Natural resource management
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Urban planning
  • Census data collection and analysis
  • Map making

Related Programs

Camosun offers flexible programs that give you the chance to explore your passion for Geography.

Part-time or full-time studies

You can take Geography courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses on a part-time basis. If you plan to take Geography courses on their own, you will select University Transfer as your program option when you apply online to Camosun.

Apply online

"In an increasingly globalized world the importance of appreciating variation and difference is something geographers are passionate about."

— Steve Wyn Williams

Social Sciences faculty

Learn more about the faculty who teach in the Social Sciences department.

Meet the faculty

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

General questions? We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Fisher 104
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm

Location link

Lansdowne Campus



Hilary Sandford | Social Sciences Chair


Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.