Bachelor of Arts Programs in Geographic Sciences

Compare 9 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences

Many students often pursue a Bachelor of Arts after high school. Students can often earn this standard degree at universities and colleges. It can take up to four years to complete, depending on the schedule and plan of study.

What is a BA in Geographic Studies? Students with an interest in physical and cultural geography often earn this BA. Usually, the lesson plans lay the foundation for students to learn about human geography, physical geography and geographical science. The curriculum can use a balanced approach of lectures, seminars and traditional written exams. Textbook learning may not be the only method, however. Some students may be required to study abroad for a semester or might have a dissertation to complete.

Students who earn this degree are usually more aware of cultural differences. They can develop a higher level of empathy for others and tend to be well organized. Employers may seek out these qualities in their candidates.

Most schools do not have the same rates for their tuition. Due to differences in location and curriculum, many schools vary in price quite a bit. It is important to do the research beforehand.

The careers that may be open to students who pursued a degree in geographic sciences include urban planner, cartographer, transportation manager and environmental manager. Students in an urban planning position may be able to use their understanding of physical and cultural geography to work on zoning, land use and renovation of a community. Similarly, as transportation managers and environmental managers, a background in geography can help with logistics and environmental assessment. Cartographers also use the knowledge of geographical features to create useful maps.

Students who seek out a BA in Geographic Studies may be able to find courses online or in person to cater to their interests. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school by filling in the lead form.

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Geography

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Richmond

Emphasis on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies to solve geographic problems. [+]

Degree Options B.A. in Geography Minor in Geography Minor in Geographic Information Systems Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Who Would be Interested in Geography?

Students who are interested in:

Global issues and world development, and are travel-oriented Sustainability issues Computer-based technologies for the study of environmental change Why Geography? Emphasis on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies to solve geographic problems Opportunities to research and study abroad Opportunities to work on environmental problems in Appalachia What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

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BA (Hons) in Human Geography with Tourism Development

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Enhance your understanding of human geography concepts and techniques with applied tourism practices from within a vibrant world city. This is a combined degree that’s weighted 70-percent Human Geography with 30-percent Tourism Development. [+]

Worth a visit

A vibrant international city like London couldn’t be a better setting to learn about the evolution of places, landscapes, and environments. Combine this understanding of human geography concepts and techniques with the study of applied tourism practices and you have a fascinating degree, weighted 70% Human Geography with 30% Tourism Development.

Why Human Geography at LSBU? Our experienced staff has track records of academic research, professional practice and consultancy and strong links to public, private and voluntary sector employers. Our optional modules mean you can tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions. With our facilities based in central London, the location is perfect for investigating (through local site visits) the societal challenges and processes facing global cities in the 21st Century. Be inspired by guest speakers from the public, private sector and third sector organizations, as well as academia, will bring specialisms and real-world contextualization. Residential field trip at no extra cost is invaluable for putting into context what you've learned in lectures, seminars and from your own research - we'll explore sites in Cornwall (UK) and in the South of France. From maps and texts to visuals and digital technologies, you'll learn to prepare maps, diagrams and other forms of spatial representation using appropriate IT and GIS technologies. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus Part-time 5 years September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]

BA (Hons) in Human Geography with Planning

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Human geography is all about understanding the evolution of places, spaces, landscapes, and environments. This is a combined degree with 70-percent Human Geography with 30-percent Planning. Full-time/Part-time. [+]

What’s the plan?

Are you intrigued by the evolution of places, landscapes, and environments? If planning fascinates you too, this could be the perfect combined degree. You’ll enhance your understanding of human geography concepts and techniques with applied planning knowledge.

Why Human Geography at LSBU? Our experienced staff has track records of academic research, professional practice and consultancy and strong links to public, private and voluntary sector employers. Our optional modules mean you can tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions. With our facilities based in central London, the location is perfect for investigating (through local site visits) the societal challenges and processes facing global cities in the 21st Century. Be inspired by guest speakers from the public, private sector and third sector organizations, as well as academia, will bring specialisms and real-world contextualization. Residential field trip at no extra cost is invaluable for putting into context what you've learned in lectures, seminars and from your own research - we'll explore sites in Cornwall (UK) and in the South of France. From maps and texts to visuals and digital technologies, you'll learn to prepare maps, diagrams and other forms of spatial representation using appropriate IT and GIS technologies. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus Part-time 5 years September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]

BA (Hons) in Human Geography with Housing

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Human geography is all about understanding the evolution of places, landscapes, and environments. This is a combined degree that’s weighted 70-percent Human Geography with 30-percent Housing. Full-time/Part-time. [+]

Location, location, location

Are you intrigued by the evolution of places, landscapes and environments? If housing fascinates you too, this could be the perfect combined degree. You’ll enhance your understanding of human geography concepts and techniques with applied housing knowledge.

Why Human Geography with Housing at LSBU? Our experienced staff has track records of academic research, professional practice and consultancy and strong links to public, private and voluntary sector employers. Our optional modules mean you can tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions. With our facilities based in central London, the location is perfect for investigating (through local site visits) the societal challenges and processes facing global cities in the 21st Century. Be inspired by guest speakers from the public, private sector and third sector organizations, as well as academia, will bring specialisms and real-world contextualization. Residential field trip at no extra cost is invaluable for putting into context what you've learned in lectures, seminars and from your own research - we'll explore sites in Cornwall (UK) and in the South of France. From maps and texts to visuals and digital technologies, you'll learn to prepare maps, diagrams and other forms of spatial representation using appropriate IT and GIS technologies. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus Part-time 5 years September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]

BA (Hons) in Human Geography

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

How are economic, political and social processes reflected in geographies? Human Geography is all about understanding the evolution of places, landscapes, and environments. Full-time/Part-time. [+]

Know your place

Are you curious about how economic, political and social processes are reflected in geographies? Human Geography is all about understanding the evolution of places, landscapes, and environments. You'll apply human geography concepts and techniques to re-imagine more socially just and sustainable futures.

Why Human Geography at LSBU? Our experienced staff has track records of academic research, professional practice and consultancy and strong links to public, private and voluntary sector employers. Our optional modules mean you can tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions. With our facilities based in central London, the location is perfect for investigating (through local site visits) the societal challenges and processes facing global cities in the 21st Century. Be inspired by guest speakers from the public, private sector and third sector organizations, as well as academia, will bring specialisms and real-world contextualization. Residential field trip at no extra cost is invaluable for putting into context what you've learned in lectures, seminars and from your own research - we'll explore sites in Cornwall (UK) and in the South of France. From maps and texts to visuals and digital technologies, you'll learn to prepare maps, diagrams and other forms of spatial representation using appropriate IT and GIS technologies. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus Part-time 5 years September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]

BA Geography with Business

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Catering to growing industry demand, this course equips graduates with an awareness of the economic, political and social issues surrounding the environment, policy, and management. [+]

Overview

Catering to growing industry demand, this course equips graduates with an awareness of the economic, political and social issues surrounding the environment, policy, and management.

It is taught by the School of Geography and Nottingham University Business School, which is located on the award-winning Jubilee Campus.

There are opportunities to travel to inspirational destinations in the UK and overseas, through a number of modules with a field trip element.

Year one

The first year is a foundation programme covering human geography and geographical information science, as well as business economics, organizational behaviors, consumers, and markets.

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BA Geography

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Focused on understanding the physical and human environment, this flexible course allows you to choose from a range of modules according to your interests. [+]

Overview

Focused on understanding the physical and human environment, this flexible course allows you to choose from a range of modules according to your interests.

It offers a broad and flexible programme of study, which will equip you with the necessary skills of analysis and synthesis to critically understand information from a wide range of sources.

There are opportunities to travel to inspirational destinations in the UK and overseas, through a number of modules with a field trip element.

Year one

The first year is a foundation programme covering human and physical geography and geographical information science. You are encouraged to choose geography options appropriate to your BA degree or other modules at an appropriate level from across the University. Many students opt to study languages, the social and natural sciences or engineering, in addition to modules offered by the School of Geography.... [-]


BA (Honours) in Social Sciences (Geography)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 4 - 16 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Social Sciences (R23) degree. Half of your studies will be in interdisciplinary social sciences. [+]

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Social Sciences (R23) degree. Half of your studies will be in interdisciplinary social sciences. For the other half, you’ll learn how key geographical concepts can be applied to some of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, including globalisation, development, climate change, migration and urbanisation.

On completion of your degree, you’ll be able to apply geographical and social theories to current debates, analyse and assess different types of evidence, including statistical data, to a variety of topics that affect individuals and society, and you’ll acquire a wide range of transferable skills – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.... [-]


BA in Geography & Environmental Studies

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (G&ES) offers a 36-credit hour major in Geography and a 42-credit hour major in Environmental Studies. Both geography and environmental studies are broad fields of study bridging the human and natural environments. [+]

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (G&ES) offers a 36-credit hour major in Geography and a 42-credit hour major in Environmental Studies. Both geography and environmental studies are broad fields of study bridging the human and natural environments.

Major in Geography

Geography is a practical discipline which studies the distribution and movement of people, things and ideas across the complex surface of Earth. It offers great intellectual breadth by way of integrating knowledge from many disciplines in the social and natural sciences. At the same time, it focuses sharply on the spatial dimension, leaving geographers best suited to answer complex questions such as why things are where they are, where they are likely to be in the future, and where they might best be located. These skills are applied at any scale to any issue where space and location play a role. For example, one might determine where to best locate a business or how to predict or manage trade. One might study neighborhood dynamics in a chang­ing economy, or plan for urban growth and change. One might study natural hazards, resource use and distribution, or climate change; or perhaps migration, suburbanization, tourism. When location is relevant, geography plays a pivotal role.... [-]