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New students

Welcome to Concordia and to our department! Find some clear, helpful instructions on how to register for your first year.

The Department holds orientation and advising sessions to introduce you to the program and the University.  Since March 2020, advising and orientation has been carried out using Zoom.  If you require a Zoom appointment or you have a question that could be answered in an e-mail, please contact geogplanenviro@concordia.ca

Prepare yourself before the session by following the instructions below.

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar.  

  • GEOG 220 Place, Space & Identity
  • GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water
  • GEOG 274 The Natural Environment: Land and Life
  • GEOG 260 Mapping the Environment
  • GEOG 290 The Geographer's World

Review one course chosen from the following three:

  1. For those interested in the more social science aspects of the Human Environment:
    GEOG 210 Geography and Global Change
  2. For those interested in the more science aspects of the Human Environment:
    GEOL 210 Introduction to the Earth
  3. For those interested in the more urban aspects of the Human Environment:
    URBS 230 Urbanization: Global and Historical Perspectives
Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement. Using the Timetable make a note of courses that interest you.

Step 3

Review these recommended elective courses.

  • INTE 290 Computer Applications
  • INST 250 Intro Library Research Practices
  • ENGL 212 Composition I (placement test required)

You may also review other offerings in the Timetable for interesting electives. Refer to the University Calendar for the course descriptions. Make a note of those that interest you.

Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 20 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you are planning to be a part-time student, you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable and the list of courses you have noted prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner. The Planner helps you to choose courses that won’t create time conflicts. It is best to plan your required courses and then fit your electives and/or general education courses around them.

Step 6

You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account. Refer to the Course Registration page, as your guide. 

Welcome to your new Urban Studies/Urban Planning program. The instructions below will help you make your course schedule according to your program’s requirements. Determining your course schedule is the preliminary step before registering for courses on-line.

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar

  • URBS 230 Urbanization: Global and Historical Perspectives
  • URBS 240 Planning
  • URBS 250 Representation Methods in Urban Studies
  • URBS 260 Analytical Methods in Urban Studies

 

Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement. Using the Timetable make a note of courses that interest you.

Step 3

Consider choosing electives from this list: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/students/advising-registration-withdrawal/elective-courses.html

Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 10 to 15 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you will be a part-time student you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable and the list of courses you have noted prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner. The Planner helps you to choose courses that won’t create time conflicts. It is best to plan your required courses and then fit your electives and/or general education courses around them.

Step 6

You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account. You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account. Refer to the Course Registration page, as your guide. 

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar.

In your first year, you must take all of the following course:

  • BIOL 225 Form & Function of Organisms
  • BIOL 226 Biodiversity and Ecology
  • CHEM 283 Air, Water and Soil Processes
  • GEOG 264 Programming for Environmental Sciences
  • GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water
  • GEOG 290 Environment and Society
  • GEOL 210 Introduction to the Earth

Then choose one (1) course from the list below:

  • CHEM 212 Analytical Chemistry for Biologists
  • CHEM 217 Introductory Analytical Chemistry 
Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement and courses. Make a note of those that interest you.

Step 3

Review these recommended elective courses.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

If you DO NOT have all your pre-science prerequisites required to receive a BSc degree you will see these courses noted on deficiency list on you letter of admission. You may take these courses as part of the elective component of your degree.

You may also review other offerings in the Timetable for interesting electives. Refer to the University Calendar for the course descriptions.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 20 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you will be a part-time student you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner.

Step 6

You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account. You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account. Refer to the Course Registration page, as your guide. 

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar.

In your fist year, you must take all of the following courses:

  • GEOG 220 The Human Environment: Place, Space, and Identity
  • GEOG 260 Mapping the Environment
  • GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water
  • GEOG 274 The Natural Environment: Land and Life
  • GEOG 290 The Geographer's World: An Integrated Approach to Land, People, and Society

Then choose one (1) course from the list below:

  • BIOL 225 Form and Function of Organisms
  • BIOL 226 Biodiversity and Ecology
  • BIOL 227 Laboratory Studies of Organisms
Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement and courses. Make a note of those that interest you.

Step 3

Review these recommended elective courses.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

If you DO NOT have all your pre-science prerequisites required to receive a BSc degree you will see these courses noted on deficiency list on you letter of admission. You may take these courses as part of the elective component of your degree.

You may also review other offerings in the Timetable for interesting electives. Refer to the University Calendar for the course descriptions.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 20 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you will be a part-time student you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner.

Step 6

You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account. You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account. Refer to the Course Registration page, as your guide. 

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