Bachelor of Science Degrees in Geography

Compare 25 Undergraduate Studies in Geography

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A Bachelor of Science in Geography is a dynamic and intriguing program that connects students with cutting-edge scientific research, advanced population studies, and the practical application of theoretical material. There are several different facets to this fascinating subject, and this degree acquaints students with all of them.

What is a BSc in Geography? This degree takes a modern look at the changing world and the many factors that influence the way that human beings live. A BSc in Geography provides students with an in-depth understanding of the scientific properties that shape the planet and its many natural processes. Students will also learn about the human geography of the planet by studying population patterns on a large and small scale. This degree has a science emphasis and does much to prepare graduates to enter a workforce shaped by the global economy.

This degree program is designed to give students a strong background in science, specifically disciplines regarding natural processes, climate patterns, and ecology. A firm understanding of these subjects is essential to understanding today’s nuanced scientific dialogue and to participating in it as a peer. This program is a good way to prepare for a job with a research or policy institute, working for a government agency, or working with people to improve human health and well-being.

The cost of this program depends primarily on the institution offering it. Some students pursuing a BSc in Geography may qualify for financial assistance.

Some graduates of this program enter the workforce as government employees, providing valuable scientific data to survey teams, urban planning agencies, and other organizations. Other graduates work for private research and planning firms by providing valuable insight to their various operations. Many administrative positions in financial and industrial sectors will be open to graduates, too.

Students who wish to begin earning a BSc in Geography can do so easily. Many institutions offer the coursework for this degree in a physical setting or online, and for students interested in completing a virtual degree program, everything can be done online. 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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BSc Environmental Science/ Geography

Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 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. [+]

BScs in Geography. 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. You will graduate from the programme able to document human impact on the landscape, explore environmental conflicts and issues, and manage the environment sustainably. The final-year dissertation will give you a unique opportunity to study a topic of particular interest to you in considerable depth. You should apply for this programme if you are interested in: Learning more about the causes of and solutions to a wide range of environmental issues, such as global warming, environmental conservation, pollution and resource management A career in an environment-related area (see 'Career opportunities'). The programme will enable you to develop a range of skills to help you prepare either for employment or for further study for higher degrees. Our programmes combine vocational training and theoretical understanding and have... [-]

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 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 The University is presently developing linkage programs with other Institutions and Universities around the world. The focus of research is in the areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution Food Science and Technology Mathematics Education Heritage Studies and Eco-Tourism The research focus is... [-]

BSc in Geographic Science and Community Planning

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning integrates geographic knowledge and GIS 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. [+]

BScs in Geography. 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 GIS 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 GIS 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. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning? This degree encourages you to pursue careers in community planning and design, digital mapping known as geographic information systems (GIS), and physical and environmental geography. Collectively known as Geodesign, you will be prepared to apply geographic science to better analyze existing landscapes and design more livable and sustainable places through 2-D and 3-D modeling tools. You can choose an emphasis that focuses on community planning and development, or geospatial sciences and GIS. Our courses feature many engaging, real-world projects that prepare you well beyond graduation, and you will benefit from personal faculty attention through our smaller courses. Career opportunities that might... [-]

BSc in Geography (Hons)

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 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 first year, students follow courses that explore geographic issues from the perspectives of natural, physical and social science. In Years 2 and 3 they specialise 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Geography

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 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. [+]

BScs in Geography. 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. [-]

BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This unique degree course provides you with the primary elements of our Environmental Geography degree including tuition in core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. [+]

This unique degree course provides you with the primary elements of our Environmental Geography degree including tuition in core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. The distinctive aspect of this course is that it includes practical training in navigation, mountain hazards, outdoor safety and the design and delivery of outdoor programmes with learning outcomes in environmental geography. In addition, you will work towards gaining a certificate in summer mountain leadership, a qualification recognised by the outdoor education industry and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). What makes us different? The Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education degree at the University of Stirling has a strong focus on experiential learning, blending lecture-based teaching with substantial field-based learning about the environment and how to teach and guide others and explore in the outdoors. Students will get to learn from some of the UK’s top mountaineering instructors. Strong links exist between Biological and Environmental Sciences and conservation and environmental management employers giving students the opportunity to get hands-on experience of working with industrial partners during their degree. Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. Three-year Honours degree Entry is possible subject to approval of individual qualifications. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year... [-]

BSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis

Lund University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers a world-class B.Sc. programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. [+]

Programme overview

Environmental management is crucial for the well-being of mankind. Understanding the environment, including increasing demands 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 offer 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 future study.... [-]


BSc Hons in Geography

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 Geography, 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 Geography, 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. For admission to the Honours programme, a Bachelor’s Degree with Geography as one major (65% average in 3rd year) is required. The Head of the Department approves admission to the Honours programme. Five semester modules are required for the Honours Degree, of which Module 3 (Philosophy and Methodology) and Module 7 (Research Project) are compulsory. Each module has an equal number of credits. Examination is at the end of the semester of presentation, except Module 7, which is a year module. Module 3 and every other semester module must be passed with 50% in order to continue with study towards the Honours Degree. A student must pass at least two modules per semester. Semester modules to be presented in a particular year of study are determined annually. One approved semester module from an Honours Degree other than Geography may also be followed in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Humanities or Faculty of Management. [-]

Earth Science/Teaching

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

Kentucky has a lack of highly qualified science teachers and a high demand for graduates. [+]

BScs in Geography. Degree Options B.S. in Earth Science/Teaching Minor in Earch Science/Teaching Who Would be Interested in Earth Science/Teaching? Students who enjoy interacting with or have experience with teenagers Students who enjoy engaging in learning as part of a community Students with any geology training or background Why Earth Science/Teaching? Kentucky has a lack of highly qualified science teachers and a high demand for graduates. The program provides state-of-the-art science teaching methods. The program is specifically designed to help students prepare for the PRAXIS exam. Teaching is a rewarding career. Teachers who are also parents can be with their own children during summer breaks. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Students may select Earth Science/Teaching upon applying to the university. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? School districts throughout Kentucky. [-]

BSc Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

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. In the first year you will be introduced to all themes within the fields of Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning. In the second year, the programme continues to deepen your knowledge and improve your skills. In the third year you are allowed to partly fill in your own programme. You can follow courses provided by our faculty but you can also take a Minor or do an internship in a related field. There are also possibilities to visit an international university and follow related courses. Finally, you will write your Bachelor's thesis to prove that you acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to become a human geographer and/or urban and regional planner. Admissions Requirements for international students:     Language test: Only for international students: Comparable to English IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT80. Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.     Matching procedure: Dutch students are obligated to fill out the question form which is part of the matching procedure. When the advice gives reason to, the student is asked to do a home assignment. When... [-]

BSc in Geography and Regional Planning

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The basic aim of the Department is to provide sound empirical and theoretical training that will enable students to understand, analyze and interpret the spatial patterns of human activities and natural processes operating on the earth’s surface. The impact of these processes on both the human and natural environment and policy option to tackle them at national and international levels represents a core part of the curriculum. [+]

BScs in Geography. College of Arts and Social Sciences The department of Economics and Development Studies was one of departments created in 1999 at the inception of Igbinedion University Okada. The curriculum for the department was prepared through the combined efforts of eminent professors in Economics engaged as consultants and pioneer staff of the department. Since 1999 the curriculum has been implemented to achieve the goal of graduating sound Economists with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Development Studies in line with the philosophy and objectives of establishing the Department. The basic aim of the Department is to provide sound empirical and theoretical training that will enable students to understand, analyze and interpret the spatial patterns of human activities and natural processes operating on the earth’s surface. The impact of these processes on both the human and natural environment and policy option to tackle them at national and international levels represents a core part of the curriculum. The undergraduate courses of the Department are structured to lay a strong foundation in all the major branches of Geography and Regional planning. Students are trained also in the applied aspects of the subject to equip them for a wide range of professions that are open to Geographers and regional planners in Nigeria, including Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Management , Climatology, Geomorphology, Rural Geography, Geographic Information System (GIS),Population Geography, Transportation Geography, Political Geography , Population Projects and challenging work in industry and government/parastatals. Training is also given to the students in... [-]

BSc Environmental Geoscience

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 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 (BGS). [+]

BSc Environmental Geoscience 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. You'll get the opportunity to spend time at the BGS in nearby Keyworth, gaining practical experience and working with specialists who are currently conducting vital research on climate change, earth hazards and energy. You will go into the field with geoscientists from the BGS and the University. "As a society, we need experts that are equipped to understand and deal with issues such as our energy and water resource needs. This course combines the BGS and University's knowledge and resources in order to equip students with the skills they need to meet the environmental geoscience challenges we face today." Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology, BGS Benefiting from a vibrant learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities, including specialist laboratories dedicated to the physical... [-]

BSc in Applied Geosciences

Montanuniversitaet Leoben
Campus 7 semesters October 2017 Austria Leoben

Exploration, tapping, and evaluation of natural resources and deposits, geological risks assessment, geotechnical projecting of building projects [+]

BSc in Applied Geosciences

Exploration, tapping, and evaluation of natural resources and deposits, geological risks assessment, geotechnical projecting of building projects Do you love working in the field, in the lab, and at the computer? Then register for Applied Geosciences at the University of Leoben – a degree program which combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.

The field of activity for applied geoscientists is very comprehensive. It includes the exploration and tapping of natural resources and deposits, the property evaluation of mineral materials, groundwater exploration and protection, prediction of geologically induced risks, contaminated sites exploration and remediation, geotechnical projecting and supervision of building projects and consultancy services.... [-]


BSc Geography

Park University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Parkville Kansas City

Due to this broad range, the Geography program has been designed to allow students the flexibility to be able to select coursework that best suites their individual interests. [+]

Upon first reaction, you might think Geography has little to do with your day-to-day life and even less in regard to what you intend to do for your future career plans. You might think that studying geography is nothing more than memorizing state capitals or learning to plot points on a map. But geography, as an academic field, is about much more than that! Professional geographers explore and analyze the multitude of connections and relationships between virtually every facet of the places and spaces over the Earth's surface. Therefore, geography is actually the original spatial science. Some geographers have even described the field simply (yet appropriately) as the study of the "why of where?" (Note: Not just the "where?") Therefore, Geography is truly interdisciplinary and integrative by its very nature. It explores a wide spectrum of topics and issues, and it is the only discipline at Park University to span both the social and natural sciences. Due to this broad range, the Geography program has been designed to allow students the flexibility to be able to select coursework that best suites their individual interests. Geography as an academic discipline studies the spatial dimensions of, and links between, culture, society and Earth's processes. Combining a thorough foundation in geographic and spatial analysis principles with a framework that bridges the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences; we aim to help develop future leaders for society. Those who study geography are well-prepared to understand and explain global political issues that occur between countries,... [-]

BSC (Hons) Geomatic and Land Surveying

Geomatika University College
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geomatics and Land Surveying specially designed according to the latest developments related to Geomatics and Land Surveying has led us to propose new programs in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geomatics and Land Surveying... [+]

BScs in Geography. BSC (HONS) GEOMATIC AND LAND SURVEYING Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geomatics and Land Surveying specially designed according to the latest developments related to Geomatics and Land Surveying has led us to propose new programs in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geomatics and Land Surveying to meet industry needs and the rapid development of technology. The program also sought from Diploma students who need superior platform to enhance their education to enable them to pursue a career in the field of land surveying and the results of discussions with the industry to become a member of the Board of Review / External Advisory Panel appointed by the college we show the specific needs to the field of Geomatics and Land Surveying. Graduates must be able to have a high technical capability and expertise in this field and also sensitive to the needs of the work related to Geomatics and Land Surveying.   SUBJECT OFFERED ENTRY REQUIREMENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY KNOW OUR DEAN Mohd Firdaus Bin Md Alip mohdfirdaus@geomatika.edu.my Dean Faculty of Geospatial & Real Development   EDUCATION Master of Science in Geographical Information Science,UiTM [-]