Geography Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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Students who complete this major will:

  • Acquire a broad knowledge of geography's major concepts, theoretical perspectives and key debates, past and present
  • Understand the dynamic and complex connections between people, place and environments, across a variety of scales
  • Develop a capacity for problem solving and research skills to enable the investigation of social and environmental processes and problems
  • Appreciate different ways of knowing, and of different ways of doing research
  • Raise and answer questions about the dynamic and complex connections between people, place and environments in order to work towards a more equitable world
  • Act as informed and critically discerning participants in providing interpretations of, and solutions to, social and environmental problems
  • Articulate the relationship between diverse forms of geographical knowledge and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them
  • Employ knowledge and skills acquired in field classes to their future life and work
  • Display professional values and work effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Communicate geographical theories and concepts effectively to professional and lay audiences and in oral and written formats
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thought, self and peer assessment, and learning and organisational skills in both independent and group work
  • Recognise ethical problems and possible solutions in geographical research and professional geographical practice

Course Description

Offered by the School of Geography

Geography examines the dynamic relationship between society and environments. It is a globally focused discipline that seeks to understand the complex connections between people and place in order to work towards a more equitable world. Field classes in Australia and overseas offer students the opportunity to explore and examine geographical issues and problems firsthand.


  • Environment
  • Consultancy
  • Sustainability
  • Policy development
  • Government

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