The BA in geography at ASU gives you a unique perspective of the modern world, from local to global, through the lens of space and place.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Offered completely online through the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, this program focuses on human and cultural traditions throughout the world in regions such as Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. You will explore topics including population and migration, geographic information science and technology, and urban and regional geography.

As a geography graduate, you will be qualified for careers in a broad variety of fields, including GIS, community development, urban planning, foreign service, intelligence analysis, travel and tourism. You will also be prepared for graduate work in areas such as cultural geography, climate science, GIScience and spatial analysis, and environmental and landscape dynamics.

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Geography have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Graduates of the geography program obtain careers in:

  • Foreign service
  • Geodemographic analysis
  • Governmental organizations
  • Intelligence analysis
  • International trade
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Public sector transportation planning


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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