Geography

Admission requirements
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Be registered full-time in the honours bachelor of arts program in either the specialization in Geography or the major in Geography
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6
  • Have completed all course requirements up to and including the fall term of second year and not have completed more than 69 credits at the beginning of the first work term

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5Study--

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • City of Ottawa
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • National Capital Commission
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Transport Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Climatology
  • Computer-assisted cartography
  • Ecology
  • Environmental geography
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Geomorphology
  • Remote sensing and aerial photo analysis
  • Rural and regional planning
  • Soil use and resource optimization
  • Spatial analysis
  • Urban and economic geography
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

Academic coordinators
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