Geography - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Geoscience in Geoscience

This 5-year program combines our bachelor of science in Geography with our non-thesis master of geoscience, providing a fast track to an advanced, professional degree. Intended for the highly motivated, exceptional individuals, this accelerated program prepares students in human geography, physical geography, and human-environment interactions, while also providing specialized geospatial skills. Designed to emulate the Geographic Information Science and Technology track of our professional MGsc degree, the graduate portion of this 5-year program also includes some online (distance education) courses and prepares graduates to drive innovation and apply modern technologies to careers in nonprofit, government, or business sectors.

Application and Eligibility

  • Applications to the combined program will be submitted by June 15, after the completion of the student’s junior year, after 90 hours of coursework are completed. Applications submitted after that time will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • A faculty advisor will be assigned to each student. Students may seek additional mentors, but a formal committee is not required.
  • The bachelor’s and master’s degrees will be conferred concurrently after completion of 150 hours, and successful completion of the final project and final exam.
  • Students not admitted to or wishing to discontinue the graduate portion of the 5-year program will earn their bachelor of science degree in Geography after successfully completing 120 hours of coursework.