Geography, Human Geography

Brock University


Program Summary

University Brock University
Degree Bachelor of Arts, BA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, BA/BEd Diploma, Dipl.
OUAC Program Code BGE
Grade Range Mid-70s
Experiential Learning Co-op option available with this program
Enrollment 1364 (total for all Social Science programs)
Instruction Language English

Subjects of Major Interest




  • ENG4U

Language Requirements

Undergraduate Degree language requirements: proof of proficiency in English.

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English language abilities. Proof may be any of the following:

  • A minimum three years of full-time study with satisfactory academic standing in an English-language school system (where English was the primary language of instruction and evaluation). You must have acceptable grades in English and other humanities and social science courses from your senior high school year.
  • Completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program where English was the language of instruction.
  • Achievement of an overall band score of 70, with 60 in writing and no other score under 60 on the Canadian Academic Language Assessment (CAEL), or completion of the York English Language Test (YELT) with an overall category of one or two.
  • The acceptable minimum test score on one of the following: TOEFL iBT 88 with a minimum of 21 on Speaking and Writing, MELAB 85 or greater with no other part below 80, IELTS 6.5 or greater, with no other band below 6.0, ITELP 565, with a minimum compostion score of 240, PTE overall score of 68 is required.
  • Successful completion of Level 5 of Brock's Intensive English Language Program (

In addition to one of these, you must also complete ENG4U (or equivalent if out-of-province) if it is required for your program. Brock University reserves the right to request more information regarding English-proficiency test score results. You may be required to sit for the Brock International Test of English Language (ITELP) at the university's discretion.


Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students

Basic Requirements for Admission

Ontario high school students must present the OSSD and complete six 4U/M courses. All required courses will be included in the calculation of your overall admission average.

Failed and Repeated Courses 

We will consider the higher grade of the two attempts. 

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions

We will begin to issue a select number of offers in December and will continue to make offers of admission through to May. Scholarship and co-op offers will accompany offers of admission.

Consideration for early admission in December will be based on high academic standing on final 3U/M grades and registration in prerequisite 4U/M courses. A very limited number of offers to high achieving students will be extended. In February, the majority of offers of admission will be based on a minimum of three final or six interim 4U/M grades, as well as registration in prerequisite 4U/M courses. All offers will be conditional and subject to review based on subsequent grades. All other offers will be based on the best six 4U/M grades (midterm/interim and finals), including prerequisite courses. If you completed six or more 4U/M courses, you will be considered on the basis of your final grades. In the case of repeated courses, the higher grade will be used in the calculation of admission averages without penalty.

You can expect to receive an offer of admission to only one program. Your highest choice listed for Brock is considered first when more than one Brock program is indicated on your application. If you are not eligible for the first choice, consideration will be given to subsequent choices in the order of preference you indicated. If you apply to only one Brock program and do not qualify, in most cases, consideration will be given for an alternative and related program. In most cases if you apply for, but are not admitted to, a co-op program, you will automatically be considered for the regular, non co-op program.

Alternative Offers

You will receive an offer of admission to only one program. Your highest listed choice is considered first when you indicate more than one Brock program on your application. If you are not eligible for your first choice, your subsequent choices will be considered in your indicated order of preference.

In most cases:
If you apply to only one Brock program but do not qualify, you will be considered for an alternative or related program. If you apply, but are not admitted to, a co-op program, you will automatically be considered for the regular, non co-op program.


Contact Us About the Program

Niagara Region
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

  • Phone: 905-688-5550