Online Bachelor of Science in Geography
Explore the connections between human settlement and the features of Earth’s surface in Arizona State University’s online Bachelor of Science in geography program. In this program, you’ll examine the spatial patterns of the world while learning about the people who inhabit it. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for careers in urban planning, consulting, research and more.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this Bachelor of Science in geography program
Learn to see the world through the twin lenses of space and place with this online geography degree. You’ll graduate with a better understanding of the world around you by studying Earth’s surfaces, including landforms, water, plants, weather and climate.
The interdisciplinary nature of this program allows for the application of physical geography, cultural geography, geographic information science and urban planning. Through innovative coursework, research projects and employment opportunities, you’ll learn how people and the environment interact on the earth’s surface and how cities are planned for success.
What can I do with an online geography degree?
This program enables you to pursue a range of careers related to restoration, research, activism, management and more. The variety of career paths graduates pursue varies depending on if they focus on natural science, social science or environmental science aspects of geography.
For example, with a focus on geospatial techniques, you can become a geomorphologist, hydrology and water resource specialist, environmental impact assessment analyst or business location analyst. In contrast, by taking coursework in geographic information science in addition to physical geography coursework, you can pursue a career in the fields of geographic information systems or remote sensing analysis.
Featured geography degree courses
You’ll take courses related to social science, mathematical reasoning, spatial analysis and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives that focus on different geographic specialties, such as geospatial techniques or geographic information systems. This program concludes with a cumulative capstone project, in which you’ll conduct research on a topic of your choice. Featured courses include:
GPH 111: Introduction to Physical Geography (SQ)
GCU 102: Introduction to Human Geography (SB & G)
GPH 112: Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (SQ)
GIS 205: Geographic Information Science I (CS)
GCU 496: Geographic Research Methods (L)
GIS 270: Statistics for Geography and Planning
Jobs you can get with a geography degree
You’ll be prepared for geography careers focused on research, analysis and technology. Potential career paths for geography majors include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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 leading interdisciplinary college
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.