Extended Studies Certificate

Note: Extended Studies certificates allow graduates with a Bachelor degree from a recognized university to complete further coursework to meet the requirements of a Geography Major; Geography Extended Minor; Geography Minor, or concentration within their Geography major, or for graduates of UFV with a Bachelor degree in Geography to complete an Honours program for Honours certification, with or without a concentration.

The following extended studies programs and credentials are available:

Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts, with specific credential noted below:

     Certificate: Geography Minor
     Certificate: Geography Extended Minor
     Certificate: Geograph Major, basic

Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: Geography Major, with select concentration (see below)

    Certificate: Major, Concentration Physical Geography
    Certificate: Major, Concentration International Studies
    Certificate: Major, Concentration Environmental Issues
    Certificate: Major, Concentration Urban Studies
    Certificate: Major, Concentration Geographic Visualization

Certificate in Extended studies in Arts: Geography Major, with Honours

Certificate in Extended Studies in Arts: Geography Honours Major, with select concentration (see below)

    Certificate: Honours, Concentration Physical Geography
    Certificate: Honours, Concentration International Issues
    Certificate: Honours, Concentration Environmental Issues
    Certificate: Honours, Concentration Urban Studies 
    Certificate: Honours, Concentration Geographic Visualization

Entrance Requirements:

For Extended Studies in Arts: Geography Major, with or without concentration

  1. Completion of a Bachelor degree from a recognized university
  2. A minimum of 18 credits in Geography courses, including Geography 101 or 102 (or equivalents) and Geography 140 (or equivalent), and a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or higher.
  3. For a Geography major, concentration in:
    1. Physical geography: completion of Geography 201 and 202, or equivalents
    2. Environmental Studies: completion of two of the following: Geography 201, Geography 211, or Geography 242, or equivalents
    3. International Studies: completion of two of the following: Geography 240; Geography 241; Geography 242 or equivalents
    4. Urban Studies: completion of Geography 241 or 344 or equivalent
    5. Geographic Visualization: completion of Geography 253, or equivalent

For Extended Studies in Arts: Geography Extended Minor

  1. Completion of a Bachelor degree from a recognized university
  2. A minimum of 12 credits in Geography courses, including Geography 101 or 102 (or equivalents) and Geography 140 (or equivalent), and a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or higher.

For Extended Studies in Arts: Geography Minor

  1. Completion of a Bachelor degree from a recognized university
  2. A minimum of nine (9) credits of lower-division Geography courses, including Geography 101 or 102 (or equivalents) and Geography 140 (or equivalent), and a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or higher.

For Extended Studies in Arts: Geography Major with Honours (no concentration chosen)

  1. Completion of a Bachelor degree in Geography from UCFV
  2. Completion of 12 upper-level credits in a single discipline outside of Geography (e.g. biology, physics, history, sociology, etc.)
  3. A GPA of 3.3 or higher

For Extended Studies in Arts: Geography Major with Honours (with selected concentration)

  1. Completion of a Bachelor degree in Geography from UCFV
  2. A GPA of 3.3 or higher
  3. For a Geography major, concentration in:
    1. Physical geography: completion of Geography 201 and 202, or equivalents
    2. Environmental Studies: completion of two of the following: Geography 201, Geography 211, or Geography 242, or equivalents
    3. International Studies: completion of two of the following: Geography 240; Geography 241; Geography 242 or equivalents
    4. Urban Studies: completion of Geography 241 or 344 or equivalent
    5. Geographic Visualization: completion of Geography 253, or equivalent

How to Apply:

Submit the application fee along with the UFV Application for Admission Form to the Office of the Registrar (OReg). Application forms are available from any OReg or Student Services office, or on-line at www.ufv.ca/ar.

Additional Documentation Required:

  1. Transcript showing completion of the necessary Geography credits and degree completion as per the entrance requirements. If transcripts are being sent directly from the institution(s) attended, please indicate that they are on order. To regain your original application date, order early so that transcripts arrive within two weeks of the date your application is mailed or submitted.
  2. A letter of intent stating the option for which you are seeking admission (major, concentration, extended minor, or Honours designation), your professional and personal reasons for applying to the program, whether you intend to complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis, and, if known, the specific courses you anticipate taking. If necessary, the department will call applicants for an interview to assess their particular needs. Admission will be granted on the basis of the Geography department’s ability to meet the student’s needs. The number of applicants accepted to the extended studies programs may be limited.

Applications to the Extended Studies in Arts will be accepted on a twice-yearly basis: starting on or after August 1 for the following January and on or after October 1 for the following September.

Please see the Geography Department Head or Geography Department Assistant for more information on program requirements.

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