Bachelor of Science Degrees in Geographic Sciences

Compare 33 Bachelor of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences

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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Bachelor in Geography

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 Fiji Suva

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor in Geographic Information Science

Northwest Missouri State University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Maryville

A comprehensive major in Geographic Information Science (G.I.S.) prepares students for a job in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) fields, as well as humanities and social sciences. At Northwest, students work directly with geography faculty who specialize in G.I.S. The interdisciplinary program is designed for students interested in spatial technology careers, including urban planning, precision agriculture, remote sensing, cartography and global positioning systems. Additionally, students have access to several state-of-the-art computer labs and the latest versions of industry-standard G.I.S. software packages to ensure they are competitive in the job market. [+]

A comprehensive major in Geographic Information Science (G.I.S.) prepares students for a job in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) fields, as well as humanities and social sciences. The major has six areas of emphasis:

Civil/Public Data and Technology Earth Technology Emergency Management Response Geographic Geography

At Northwest, students work directly with geography faculty who specialize in G.I.S. The interdisciplinary program is designed for students interested in spatial technology careers, including urban planning, precision agriculture, remote sensing, cartography and global positioning systems. Additionally, students have access to several state-of-the-art computer labs and the latest versions of industry-standard G.I.S. software packages to ensure they are competitive in the job market.... [-]


BSc in Earth Science

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

Earth science is the study of your environment, from mountains to rivers and sea to sky. Learn to interpret clues from the past to understand the present and protect the future. [+]

Earth science is the study of your environment, from mountains to rivers and sea to sky. Learn to interpret clues from the past to understand the present and protect the future.

In the Department of Earth Science, we study the Earth environment through an integrated synthesis of geology, oceanography, and meteorology.

We emphasize experimental studies, field work, and applications. Curricula are individually planned to provide a broad basic training in earth science and to prepare students for further graduate study or careers in the environmental, energy, and mineral fields. We have a strong tradition of student research.

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Geography

An-Najah National University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Palestinian Territories Nablus

The program consists of 126 credit hours. 92 hours are departmental compulsory requirements, 12 credit hours are departmental elective requirements, 18 credit hours are university compulsory requirements, and 4 credit hours can be taken from any department of the university. [+]

Faculty

Faculty of Economics and Social Studies

Program Description

The program consists of 126 credit hours. 92 hours are departmental compulsory requirements, 12 credit hours are departmental elective requirements, 18 credit hours are university compulsory requirements, and 4 credit hours can be taken from any department of the university. The program includes theoretical and practical courses and training in related organizations. Students have to conduct a research project for graduation.

Industry

Education Ministry of Local Government and Municipalities Ministry of Planning Climatology and Meteorology Environmental studies Agriculture and Landuse Geopolitical Issues ... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Geological Science and Engineering

Mapúa Institute of Technology
Campus Full time November 2018 Philippines Manila

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.... [-]


BSc in Geography

Kwararafa University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Wukari

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. [+]

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community-owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

Vision

To become a first-class institution in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching, research and community service, geared towards inculcating knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to students that will enable them to be productive and self-reliant.

Mission To provide a conducive environment for the development of effective and virile indigenous human and material resources for the development of the nation. To produce graduates who are well-rounded in their disciplines and also imbued with the necessary entrepreneurial skill to contribute meaningfully to the development of themselves in particular and society in general. To replace unemployment and career stagnation of graduates with creative ingenuity through well-packaged programs and practical training. To provide sound education to Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation, tribes, sex and political leaning. To create a nurturing and stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence, development of self-discipline, creative thinking and individuality will thrive and also seen as essential components of cooperative society. Research Focus/Linkages ... [-]

BSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers a world-class Bachelor's programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modeling and management. The unique blend of courses results in a high-profile degree. [+]

Programme overview

Environmental management is crucial for the well-being of mankind. Understanding the environment, including increasing demand 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 within 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 modeling 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 modeling, geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and statistics, as well as elements of chemistry and physics.... [-]


BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geography

University of Stirling
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

‌Environmental Geography is the integrated study of the world, its landscapes, places, people and their relationship with the environment. Environmental Geography seeks to make sense of the world we live in and is unique in bridging the environmental and social sciences. [+]

Environmental Geography is the integrated study of the world, its landscapes, places, people and their relationship with the environment. Environmental Geography seeks to make sense of the world we live in and is unique in bridging the environmental and social sciences.

‌ While Physical Geography and Human Geography are disciplined in their own right, Environmental Geography combines these subjects to provide a much-needed capability to study and understand interactions between people, and between people and the environments in which they live. Environmental Geographers have expert knowledge and skills to research, analyze and communicate how the changing environment affects our lives. Their ability to visualize geographical issues at different spatial scales, from global to local and to offer solutions to some of our most pressing environmental problems, ensures that graduates in Environmental Geography are highly sought after by a wide range of employers.... [-]


BSc Hons in Geology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geology and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. [+]

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geology and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision.

The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research-based postgraduate science study.

To earn an Honours Degree in Geology, a student must successfully complete all nine modules outlined below or some of those, plus equivalent level modules from other related fields of earth or material sciences (at the discretion of the Head of the Department) to add up to a minimum of 170 credits. A minimum of 60% in all geology core modules and for all three field schools (UJ students) is required in order to apply to be considered for the Geology Honours programme.... [-]


BSc in Geographic Science and Community Planning

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Flagstaff

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. [+]

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.... [-]


BSc in Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Netherlands 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 Regional Planning may be the right choice for you. [+]

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.... [-]


BSc Environmental Science/ Geography

Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chatham + 1 more

In addition to the increasing demand for environmental scientists, professionals across a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors must be able to demonstrate that they are environmentally aware, understand how environmental concerns relate to their jobs and are capable of decision making consistent with the concept of sustainability. [+]

BSc Environmental Science/ Geography

Why study this programme?

In addition to the increasing demand for environmental scientists, professionals across a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors must be able to demonstrate that they are environmentally aware, understand how environmental concerns relate to their jobs and are capable of decision making consistent with the concept of sustainability.

This programme is constructed around the concept that sustainability is one of the most important concerns of contemporary society; it also provides a clear route into employment as an environmental scientist or an environmentally informed professional.

You will learn about the underlying causes of environmental problems and will be presented with possible solutions from a range of scientific, technological and societal perspectives.... [-]


BSc Environmental Geoscience

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

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. [+]

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).

Concerned with how we use natural resources, manage environmental change and ensure resilience to environmental hazards, geoscientists are experts on how we interact with the environment beneath our feet. They 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 world-leading 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.... [-]


BSc in Geography (Hons)

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

BSc Geography degree students study the natural world and learn about the impacts humans have on the environment. The range of skills geography graduates acquire makes them attractive to a wide range of employers. [+]

BSc in Geography (Hons)BSc Geography degree students study the natural world and learn about the impacts humans have on the environment. The range of skills geography graduates acquire makes them attractive to a wide range of employers. In the first year, students follow courses that explore geographic issues from the perspectives of natural, physical and social science. In Years 2 and 3 they specialize in physical geography courses. The dissertation provides a unique opportunity to study a topic of particular interest in considerable depth. Fieldwork is an essential part of the programme with trips funded by the School. Trips have included visits to the New Forest, Lake District, and Spain. Successful completion of at least 36 weeks of the optional work placement will result in the award of a Diploma of Industrial Study. We also have collaborative arrangements with universities in the Netherlands, Italy, and France, permitting students to study abroad for a period of time under the Erasmus European Exchange scheme.... [-]


BSc - Bachelor of Earth Sciences

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
Campus September 2018 France Paris

The subject areas of earth sciences provide general teaching in the fields of the sciences of the Earth, universe and the environment [+]

BSc - Bachelor of Earth Sciences

The subject areas of earth sciences provide general teaching in the fields of the sciences of the Earth, universe and the environment, centered on multi-disciplinary foundations acquired in the BGPC programme (biology, geology, physics, chemistry) of the integration cycle (first year of license) at UPMC. The teaching in earth sciences at levels L2 and L3 correspond to fundamental knowledge – both theoretical and practical – in the discipline. The objective is to give students an education which combines observations and measurements of land, experiments, and modeling while integrating all of the professions in the sector: geology, paleontology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, geotechnics.The geotechnics option in partnership with the national conservatory of arts and professions is specialization in L3.... [-]