Online Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of human cultural traditions around the world? In the Bachelor of Arts in Geography program, you'll learn how people interact with the environment through cutting-edge techniques, preparing you to address some of the world's most pressing challenges. Graduates of this bachelor's in geography program pursue a wide range of career paths, including private firms, nonprofit organizations, state, local and federal government agencies and more.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What are the benefits of studying geography?
Studying geography gives you a unique perspective of the modern world on both a local and global scale. Emphasizing humanistic and cultural traditions, you'll gain a new understanding of the world and how the field of geography plays an integral role in several other disciplines. Not only does studying geography go in-depth on the cultural traditions in specific regions, but it also helps provide new context on topics, such as politics, economics and human-environment interaction.
What will I learn in this online geography degree?
This bachelor's in geography teaches you to see the world through the twin lenses of space and place. In this geography degree, you'll have the opportunity to explore the interconnected worlds of physical science, cultural studies, geographic information systems and urban planning. You'll also expand your knowledge on a wide range of topics, including:
- Geographic information science and technology.
- Population and migration.
- Urban and regional geography.
What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in geography?
A bachelor’s in geography can lead to career paths in a variety of fields. Many graduates go on to find jobs in community development, urban planning and foreign service. A bachelor's degree in geography also teaches you to think spatially, giving graduates an edge in fields relating to climate change and GIScience.
This bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master's degrees include:
Bachelor's in geography courses cover a variety of topics in research, geographic information systems, physical sciences and human civilization. In addition to core courses, you'll complete electives and a hands-on capstone project, allowing you to focus on topics most important to you. Geography degree courses include:
GCU 102: Introduction to Human Geography (SB & G)
GPH 111: Introduction to Physical Geography (SQ)
GCU 121: World Geography (SB & G)
GIS 205: Geographic Information Science I (CS)
GPH 112: Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (SQ)
GCU 496: Geographic Research Methods (L)
What careers can you get with a degree in geography?
A bachelor's in geography gives you the edge you need when applying for jobs following graduation, preparing you for success in careers related to community development, foreign service, intelligence analysis, international trade, urban or regional planning and more.
While this geography degree does not prepare students for careers in meteorology, it does help set you apart from other applicants when applying for similar positions. Potential career paths include, but are not limited to:
Requirements for the bachelor of arts in geography
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Earn your online geography degree from a first-class institution
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.