Admission Requirements


  • A B.A. Degree majoring in Geography.
  • A Double Major Degree in Geography/Economics.
  • A Double Major comprising of Geography and another subject in the School of Education and Humanities.
  • A Double Major Degree comprising Geography and an approved subject in another Faculty.


Candidates who are eligible for admission to the School but who do not possess a pass in Geography and who have related qualification or experience may be admitted to read for the B.A. Geography Major. Such candidate will not, however, be eligible to undertake a double major Programme. (NOTE OPEN ENTRANCE EXAMS).

Minor in Geography

Geography courses may be offered as part of a minor or as an elective by students reading degrees in other departments of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences and in other Faculties. The number of credits constituting a Minor will be determined by the regulations in force in the Faculty in which the Student is a Major and by such requirements of prerequisites as may be in force in the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences from time to time.


Geography majors who are admitted to the Degree Programme with passes at ”A” Level or its equivalent may be granted exemption from some year 1 courses in the Degree Programme to enable them to complete the Programme in three years.

Students with a pass at GCE ”A” Levels or its equivalent may be exempted from GEO 111, GEO 112, and GEO 122. Persons with the relevant professional experience or qualifications may also be considered for exemption from applicable first year courses.

Students in the Geography/Economic double Major Programme with passes at ”A” level may be permitted to register for additional courses to permit them to complete the Programme in three (3) Academic Years.


Environmental Sciences

A Candidate for the B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences must have obtained at least 5 subjects with grades I or II prior to 1998 or 111 from 1998 at the CXC (General Proficiency Examinations) or GCE ”O=Level grades A – C which should include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language.Agricultural Science (Double Award) and Integrated Science are also accepted for admission to the programme.Candidates who do not possess a pass in English Language may be asked to take a qualifying examination in English Language.

Candidates with the following will also be admitted:

  • A Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture, with at least a pass with Credit.
  • An Ordinary Diploma in Science (ODS) – Chemistry, with at least a pass with Credit.
  • A trained Teacher”s Certificate and CXC/GCE passes (Grades I or II) in Biology and Chemistry or Integrated Science.
  • A Diploma in Forestry.
  • A Diploma in Environmental Health.


Bachelor of Arts

  • 96 Credits in Geography Plus
  • 32 Credits in Minor or Elective Courses

Bachelor of Sciences

  • 135 Credits