Geographical sciences and urban planning

Create your path to a satisfying career in geography and urban planning

What are geographical sciences and urban planning?

The field of geographical sciences and urban planning ranges from human and physical geography to urban and regional development. Academic programs in geographical sciences and urban planning explore topics related to city planning, climatology, geospatial technologies, sustainable development and more. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers as urban and regional planners are projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028.

What kind of geography and urban planning degrees can I earn?

If you’re interested in geographical sciences and urban planning, we have a selection of programs offered completely online to meet your needs. Our programs include geographic information science, geography and urban planning degrees. As a geographical sciences or urban planning student, you’ll be prepared for careers in a broad range of fields, such as community development, foreign service, intelligence analysis, travel and tourism.

5 programs total

Geographic Information Science (BS)

Undergraduate

Geographic Information Science (BS)


Geographic Information Science (Undergraduate Certificate)

Certificates

Geographic Information Science (Undergraduate Certificate)


Geography (BA)

Undergraduate

Geography (BA)


Geography (BS)

Undergraduate

Geography (BS)


Urban Planning (BSP)

Undergraduate

Urban Planning (BSP)


What can I do with a planning or geographical sciences degree?

Urban planning and geographical skills

  • Ability to analyze maps.
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Data entry and maintenance.
  • Environmental management.
  • Field and market research skills.
  • Programming knowledge.

Geographical sciences and planning jobs

  • Environmental economist.
  • Geographic information systems analyst.
  • Geography teacher or professor.
  • Geospatial intelligence analyst.
  • Landscape architect.
  • Urban or regional planner.

Study with recognized planning and geographical science leaders

According to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey, Arizona State University ranks No. 1 for geological and Earth sciences research expenditures – ahead of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Penn State University and Virginia Tech. Our online geographical sciences and urban planning students receive success coaching, time management techniques, technical resources and personal care services to maximize their success and well-being.

Stories from the field of geographical sciences and urban planning

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Combat homelessness in America with urban planning

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From Skeptic to Believer: Reese Hann

Navigating Uncharted Territory

Navigating Uncharted Territory

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