The BS in Geography program at ASU provides you with a distinctive perspective of the modern world through the lens of its natural elements.

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 entirely online through the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, this program focuses on the spatial patterns in natural science in features such as landforms, plants, weather and water. You will explore social or environmental science in relation to economic patterns, human populations and transportation.

As a bachelor of science in geography graduate, you will be qualified for a broad variety of careers, including cartographers, GIS specialists and analysts, hydrology and water resource specialists and environmental impact analysts. You will also be prepared for graduate work in areas such as climate science, cultural geography, urban and regional analysis, GIScience and spatial analysis, and environmental and landscape dynamics.

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Related Careers

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

Example Careers

Geographers with a bachelor of science degree obtain positions in:

  • Computer cartographers
  • Geomorphologists
  • Hydrology and water resource specialists
  • Location analysts for businesses
  • Photogrammetry specialists
  • Remote sensing analysts

Graduates are presented with a host of other geospatial career options in the burgeoning fields of geographic information science, mapping and navigation systems.


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