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.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
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.
Will my geography degree say 'online'?
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 121: World Geography (SB & G)
GCU 102: Introduction to Human Geography (SB & G)
GPH 111: Introduction to Physical Geography (SQ)
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:
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.