Online Bachelor of Science in Geography
- Explore the connections between human settlement and the features of Earth’s surface. You’ll examine the spatial patterns of the world while learning about the people who inhabit it. These skills prepare you for careers in urban planning, consulting, research 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 do you learn in a geography bachelor of science?
While earning your geography major, you will examine Earth’s landforms, bodies of water, weather patterns, plant life and climate zones. You'll gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human factors such as population trends, economics and transportation systems.
What can you do with a bachelor of science in geography?
You’ll be qualified for careers such as cartographer, hydrology and water resource specialist and environmental impact analyst.
This bachelor’s degree in geography can be completed as part of a 4+1 accelerated program. Qualified applicants can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as five years. Applicable master’s degrees include:
What’s the difference between a bachelor of science and a bachelor of arts in geography?
The bachelor of science in geography focuses on the technical and environmental aspects of geography. Career paths for graduates of the BS program favor research, analyst and technology roles.
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Featured courses for geography majors
You’ll take courses related to social science, mathematical reasoning and spatial analysis. You can choose from electives in a variety of geographic specialties. And you’ll complete a cumulative capstone project.
GCU 102: Introduction to Human Geography (SB & G)
GPH 112: Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (SQ)
GPH 111: Introduction to Physical Geography (SQ)
GIS 205: Geographic Information Science I (CS)
GCU 496: Geographic Research Methods (L)
GIS 270: Statistics for Geography and Planning
Potential career paths for geography majors
Graduates with a BS in geography are prepared for geography careers focused on research, analysis, technology and more. Potential career paths include:
Geography admission requirements
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 BS in 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.