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A Bachelor of Science can be a good choice of degree if you are interested in studying a subject that is primarily science-based. It can take between three and five years to earn this type of degree, depending on the school you attend.

What is a BSc in Geographic Sciences? Programs for this degree focus on geography, or the study of the Earth’s physical features, ecosystems, and people. You may also complete a variety of coursework meant to teach you needed skills and information about science and other subjects that may not be strictly geography-based. Some commonly covered topics can include remote sensing, world politics, climatology, and studies of different environments and how they interact.

The map-reading skills you gain by studying geographic sciences can come in handy when you travel to new places. Knowledge of world politics can help you understand things you hear about in the news, and learning about scientific reasoning can help you make logical decisions in your day-to-day life.

The cost of courses can vary from school to school. You may have to do further research to determine how much your BSc will cost.

Having a degree in geographic sciences can help you meet the requirements for several different jobs. You may find a job as a surveyor, cartographer, or environmental planner, and help make important decisions for construction or land management. Once you have your BSc, you can also choose to pursue higher-level degrees in geographic science and eventually be qualified to work as professor, an environmental scientist, or even a space scientist. Some other job opportunities may include working as a researcher or research assistant.

You can find options for earning your degree at universities in your country or at schools around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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33 Results in Geographic Sciences

University of Hawaii, Hilo

The bachelor of science degree in geology is a rigorous program that prepares students for the graduate study of work as a professional geologist. ... [+]

The bachelor of science degree in geology is a rigorous program that prepares students for the graduate study of work as a professional geologist. The bachelor of arts degree is similar but is intended for students interested in careers in science education or natural resource management. Minors in geology and earth-space science are available for students who wish to major in marine science, astronomy, geography, or natural science.

photo of CSAV student with lava The Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) is a training and outreach program established by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 1989. Located in the UH Hilo Geology Building, CSAV's mission is to provide training and information on volcanic and natural hazards that occur in Hawaiʻi and worldwide. This is done through a variety of programs: public outreach, including visits to schools and the presentation of public lectures and symposia; a summer program training scientists from developing nations in techniques in volcanic hazards monitoring and response; several research projects; and the production of public informational programs on natural hazards preparedness and response for Hawaiʻi residents.... [-]

USA Hilo
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
West Virginia University

Geologists look back millions of years in the past, conduct experiments in the present and predict what the earth’s future might be. An interdisciplinary science drawing ... [+]

About

Geologists look back millions of years in the past, conduct experiments in the present and predict what the earth’s future might be. An interdisciplinary science drawing on physics, chemistry, biology and more, Geology trains you to study the natural resources that shape our lives today.

West Virginia is rich with unique resources and close to the natural laboratory of the Appalachian mountains. Our Department brings students out into the field and works closely with the energy and environmental industries and with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. Training in the field and in the lab with cutting-edge technology prepares you for a wide range of careers or graduate studies.... [-]

USA Morgantown
August 2019
4 years
Campus
Mansfield University

Our B.S. in Geosciences provides graduates a broad education on geoscience topics, plus gives students the opportunity to focus on a specific field of interest by choosin ... [+]

The Department of Geosciences at Mansfield University is a dynamic and growing program, hosting around 175 undergraduate student majors in eight different academic concentrations.

Our B.S. in Geosciences provides graduates a broad education on geoscience topics, plus gives students the opportunity to focus on a specific field of interest by choosing one of five concentrations:

Environmental Science

The concentration in environmental science is a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of environmentally-related technical careers. The degree will provide students with rigorous training in the fundamental sciences of the environment and the application of scientific principles to the analysis of environmental problems. Particular emphasis is placed on the acquisition of practical, field-based skills and knowledge that make students desirable in the job market.... [-]

USA Mansfield
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

The Earth Science program uses an integrated approach to the study of problems of the Earth environment through a synthesis of geology, hydrology, and geochemistry. We em ... [+]

The Earth Science program uses an integrated approach to the study of problems of the Earth environment through a synthesis of geology, hydrology, and geochemistry. We emphasize a solid foundation in geology with opportunities to focus on environmental geosciences.

The Bachelor of Science in Earth Science prepares students for graduate study, or a wide range of positions in Environmental Geoscience fields, including industry, consulting, or state/federal agencies. In addition to required and elective ESCI courses, additional courses in cognate fields (math and science) are required for completion of the degree program. All students are urged to plan their program with the help of ESCI faculty advising.... [-]

USA Chicago Grayslake
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of the South Pacific USP

This discipline, offered by the School of Geography, Earth Science & Environment, introduces students to the study of the Earth’s biophysical environment, the wide fi ... [+]

The Bachelor of Science is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses; of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses at 200-level, and eight courses at 300-level. The disciplines permitted as a major or minor for the Bachelor of Science degree in 2017 are:

Bachelor in Geography

This discipline, offered by the School of Geography, Earth Science & Environment, introduces students to the study of the Earth’s biophysical environment, the wide field of human geography, as well as other courses that teach Geography with emphasis on the Pacific Islands such as the nature and distribution of the world’s plant and animal resources in the Pacific.

Programme Requirements: Allowed as a double major for the Bachelor of Science only in combination with the following other major disciplines: Biology and Information Systems.... [-]

Fiji Suva
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences

Geographic Information Science is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for careers in the more technical aspects of applied geography, including the fields of g ... [+]

The Department of Geography offers a major program with three options in geography leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, minor programs in general geography and geographic information science, a certificate in geographic information systems, coursework applicable to general education components in all programs, and coursework contributory to other curricula, including the programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Geographic Information Science is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for careers in the more technical aspects of applied geography, including the fields of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, computer cartography, city and/or regional planning, economic geography, resource utilization, and land use analysis. The option in Geographic Information Science also provides preparation for graduate study in geography leading to careers in applied geography or for research and teaching at the collegiate level.... [-]

USA Florence
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Pécs

The Geography BSc line offers full 3-year-education in Geography. The study program offers complete education in geography, with special directions in Landscape and envir ... [+]

Description of the Program

The Geography BSc line offers full 3-year-education in Geography. The study program offers complete education in geography, with special directions in Landscape and environmental studies, Regional and settlement development and also in Tourism. All three directions are supported by a strong GIS basis.

The program provides a general bachelor level education in geography. It includes introductory modules to Nature and social sciences, to Geology and to Geography. The core of the program is based on the fundamental issues of including topics in Physical, Human and Regional geography. Advanced courses can be chosen from the topics offered for the special directions. Beside the compulsory courses students have to choose optional courses to help them in their specialization. The courses usually consist of two parts: a lecture and a problem solving seminar, each worth 1 to 4 credits, depending on the nature of the topic.... [-]

Hungary Pécs
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Mapúa Institute of Technology

This program is designed for students who desire to complete two (2) programs: BS Geology and BS Geological Engineering. ... [+]

This program is designed for students who desire to complete two (2) programs: BS Geology and BS Geological Engineering. It is an interdisciplinary degree program that applies physics, chemistry, hydrology, geology, and engineering in order to devise engineering solutions to geological problems faced by society. Graduates of the program may pursue a career in industries such as minerals/mining, petroleum, and construction, in the academe, or engage in environmental consultancy or government service.

Vision

The School of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering (SCEGE) shall be a bastion of academic and technical excellence that develops and inculcates in the Filipino youth the values of critical thinking, social awareness and environmental concern through state-of-the-art delivery and cutting-edge research while adapting to the ever-changing global trends in engineering education and technology.... [-]

Philippines Manila
November 2019
Full-time
Campus
Northern Arizona University

The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning integrates geographic knowledge and G.I.S. mapping technologies with the problem-solving fields of co ... [+]

Available Emphasis Areas:

Community Planning and Development - Emphasis Geospatial Sciences - Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning integrates geographic knowledge and G.I.S. mapping technologies with the problem-solving fields of community planning and urban design. Known as Geodesign, this educational framework prepares students for careers in creating more livable and sustainable communities, while contributing to a better world.

Coursework for this degree provides a strong foundation and an option to select one of two available emphases. Geospatial Sciences engages students in the study of geospatial science with courses such as remote sensing and spatial analysis and G.I.S. applications. The community planning and development emphasis introduces students to the permitting and review process for community planning, and environmental impact studies and land use planning law and ethics.... [-]

USA Flagstaff
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Lund University

Lund University offers a world-class Bachelor's programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. The unique blen ... [+]

Environmental management is crucial for the well-being of mankind. Understanding the environment, including increasing demands on and exploitation of natural resources as a result of population growth, is probably the greatest emerging challenge influencing our future. The demand for well-educated and highly skilled graduates in this field is and will remain, extremely high.

Lund University offers a world-class BSc programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. A unique blend of courses results in a high-profile degree from a top international university –a perfect platform for a career or for further studies. The programme is based on courses in climatology, climate change, ecosystem science and geomorphology. It also covers ecosystem modelling, geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and statistics, as well as elements of chemistry and physics.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Groningen

Are you interested in the world around you? Do you believe you can help to further develop our world into a sustainable society? Then Human Geography & Urban and Regi ... [+]

Are you interested in the world around you? Are you fascinated by maps? Do you dare to ask critical questions about the world that you are living in? Do you believe you can help to further develop our world into a sustainable society? Then Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning may be the right choice for you.

Why is unemployment higher in some regions than others? What are the social and economic consequences in depopulating areas? How do you deal with different institutions to plan and build new residential areas? Human geographers investigate society in a spatial context. Our students learn to focus on spatial differences because social phenomena happen in specific places, at specific times and with specific impacts.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this course is unique in that it is provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological ... [+]

Overview

Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this course is unique in that it is provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological Survey (BGS).

Geoscientists work to understand the Earth's processes and provide essential information for solving some of the 21st century's most pressing societal challenges, including managing resources, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Run collaboratively with the BGS, which advises the UK government on all aspects of geoscience, this course is designed to help grow the next generation of environmental geoscience experts.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

The BSc (Hons) Geography Degree at Lincoln explores scientific perspectives on issues of environmental change and sustainability from local to global scales. It encourage ... [+]

The Course

The BSc (Hons) Geography Degree at Lincoln explores scientific perspectives on issues of environmental change and sustainability from local to global scales. It encourages students to develop the analytical, critical and collaborative skills needed to work across broad interdisciplinary issues. Physical Geography at Lincoln focuses on understanding the Earth system, developing skills relevant to managing environmental challenges and hazards such as floods and droughts, as well as assisting decision makers in government and the environmental sector.

Geography is an integrative subject that aims to provide the intellectual tools necessary to understand the relationship between human society and its environment, and the issues that challenge our future.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Stirling

If you want a sound science degree that also takes you teaching and guiding outdoor activities, this unique degree has been designed for you. ... [+]

Overview

If you want a sound science degree that also takes you teaching and guiding outdoor activities, this unique degree has been designed for you.

Our course blends the academic foundation of our Environmental Geography degree with practical teaching on leading and guiding groups outdoors and providing educational activities with a geographical and environmental emphasis. Our field courses and practical teaching will give you hands-on experience and you’ll understand the core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history.

Our leading mountaineering instructors and outdoor specialists will teach you outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. In addition, you’ll gain the Mountain Leader Award, endorsed by the Mountain Training Association. This is a physically demanding course requiring a certain level of health, fitness and mobility.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
48 months
Campus
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology

This encompasses the physical, chemical and biological sciences, including the earth’s materials, formation and structure plus accompanying economic, social and environme ... [+]

This encompasses the physical, chemical and biological sciences, including the earth’s materials, formation and structure plus accompanying economic, social and environmental issues.

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Botswana Palapye
September 2019
Campus