Online Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Expand your knowledge of human and cultural traditions throughout the world. You’ll graduate prepared for jobs in a diversity of fields from urban planning to travel and tourism and more.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What will I learn in a geography degree program?

You’ll explore the interconnected worlds of physical science, cultural studies, geographic information systems (GIS) and urban planning. This geography degree online will expand your knowledge of topics such as population and migration, geographic information science and technology, and urban and regional geography.

What are the benefits of studying geography?

You’ll gain a unique perspective of the modern world, on both a local and global scale. Studying geography develops a knowledge of cultural traditions in regions such as Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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. Community development, urban planning and foreign service are just a few of the potential roles.

You might also consider pursuing a graduate geography degree. This degree prepares you for graduate work in cultural geography, climate science, environmental and landscape dynamics and more.

Geography courses

You’ll take courses covering a variety of topics in research, geographic information systems, physical sciences and human civilization. The program also has robust electives for you to choose from. And you’ll also take part in a capstone project at the end of the program. 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 geography degree can help set you apart when applying for jobs in areas such as international tourism, GIS and urban planning. Take a look at these in-demand career paths for geography graduates:

Compliance Manager


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $105,610

Cultural Studies Professor


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $72,230

Environmental Economist


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $102,490

Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $76,860

Geography Professor


Growth: 8.4 %
Salary: $78,040

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $105,610

Social Services Director


Growth: 18.0 %
Salary: $64,100

Sociologist


Growth: 1.3 %
Salary: $79,650

Tour Guide


Growth: 4.9 %
Salary:

Learn from leading educators and researchers

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning is home to nationally and internationally recognized thought leaders and innovators within the disciplines of geography and geographic information science. Our faculty includes:

  • Academia Europea Member.
  • American Association of Geographers Fellows.
  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences Members.

Learn from leading educators and researchers

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning is home to nationally and internationally recognized thought leaders and innovators within the disciplines of geography and geographic information science. Our faculty includes:

  • Academia Europea Member.
  • American Association of Geographers Fellows.
  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences Members.

Requirements for the bachelor of arts in geography

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You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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