Bachelor Programs in Geographic Sciences

Compare 17 Bachelor Programs in Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences

A bachelor’s degree is a three- or four-year program that follows the completion of secondary school. It allows a student to pursue education in a special area of interest and gain marketable skills. Therefore, it increases the opportunities for good-paying jobs. It can also be a stepping-stone to a master’s degree.

What is a Bachelor in Geographic Sciences? Geography is the study of the earth, including the people who live upon it, the environment, and the natural features such a landforms and climate. A student of geographic sciences might take courses in cartography, statistics, world regions, and earth environments. Classes may have additional science labs that provide hands-on experience. Most institutions require a senior capstone project that reflects research the student has performed.

Students earning a Bachelor in Geographic Sciences frequently gain skills in map reading, data processing, and organization. All of these skills are beneficial for efficient management of everyday life.

Each institution offering a Bachelor in Geographic Sciences will have its own tuition and fees. The costs will vary depending upon the location of the school, the number of credits required, part-time or full-time enrollment, and other factors. Students should carefully assess the expenses before registering.

Successful graduates of a Bachelor in Geographic Sciences program can find work in the public or private sector. Possible careers include cartographer, geographer, growth planner, wildlife manager, park ranger, or teacher. Geographers can become development agents for municipalities. There are also university and college positions as a professor or researcher. Many military institutions hire geographers, either as soldiers or civilians.

There are opportunities both locally and abroad to earn a Bachelor in Geographic Sciences. Online programs are great for students who need a more flexible schedule. 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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Geography

International Accelerator
Campus September 2018 USA Boston

GEOGRAPHY is the science dealing with the areal differentiation of the earth's surface, as shown in the character, arrangement, and interrelations over the world of such diverse elements as climate, soil, vegetation, population, land use, culture, industries, states, and of the unit areas formed by the complex of these individual elements. [+]

Geography

GEOGRAPHY is the science dealing with the areal differentiation of the earth's surface, as shown in the character, arrangement, and interrelations over the world of such diverse elements as climate, soil, vegetation, population, land use, culture, industries, states, and of the unit areas formed by the complex of these individual elements. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.

Geography is the study of the distribution of phenomena over the surface of the earth. The study of geography has three main disciplinary focuses: people, place and identity; earth, and environment; and Geographic Information Science (G.I.S.). Although geography encompasses many fields, the basic goal of geography is to identify the characteristics of a place to determine how it functions (population, culture, resources, landforms, climate, etc.), and how it relates to, or compares with, other places. This may sound like a simple task, but be forewarned the world is full of complex patterns, processes, and relationships. Thus geographers are among the leaders in using G.I.S., Remote Sensing, qualitative and quantitative methods in our efforts to identify and explain "spatial patterns" around the world. Given the changing nature of our world, geography provides an assortment of skills and tools to help you understand your place in our complex, globalized, multicultural society and geography provides a knowledge base which will help you to take advantage of all our world has to offer. So, how do you know you want to be a geographer?... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Geoscience

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Martin

The Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Science degree program. [+]

The Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Science degree program in Geoscience.

Students who wish to pursue this degree can choose from three concentrations:

Geography -- the study and mapping of the locations, characteristics, spatial distributions, transformations, and interactions of the earth's environmental and human phenomena.

Geographists work as climatologists, meteorologists, environmental managers, urban & regional planners, military intelligence officers, cartographers, satellite image analysts, and more This is a structured-but-flexible curriculum comprised of world regional, physical, cultural, applied, and technical Geography courses; A minor from a different discipline such as Geology, History, or Computer Science, depending on individual interests and long-term plans; ... [-]

Bachelor in Geospatial Technologies

Aquinas College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Grand Rapids

Aquinas College is offering a new concentration in the Geography major of Geospatial Technologies. This new concentration will be serving students who have a strong interest in current technologies. [+]

Aquinas College is offering a new concentration in the Geography major of Geospatial Technologies. This new concentration will be serving students who have a strong interest in current technologies.

With this concentration in Geospatial Technologies Aquinas will offer students a strong pathway into the S.T.E.M. careers of computer cartography, geographic information systems, and remote sensing. Also, the addition of a new lower level course (Geospatial Analysis) will provide students the opportunity to explore a number of topics within geospatial analysis early in their time at Aquinas. No other college or university in the region offers such a course.

The Geospatial Technologies Concentration includes a unique set of courses designed to provide students with an education that includes technical skills demanded by industry and government agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Job opportunities include positions as cartographers, GIS technicians, or geospatial analysts, all of which are projected to continue to expand in growth over this next decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 data for Cartographers and Photogrammetrists reveal that job growth prospects are at 29% nationwide and 18% locally in Michigan.... [-]


Bachelor in Geography

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Grand Rapids

A strong, broad curriculum in geography prepares students well to continue on to graduate school. Since 2006, 100% of graduates applying to geography graduate programs have been awarded assistantships or fellowships. [+]

How We're Different Aquinas is one of only two liberal arts colleges in Michigan to offer a geography major. Faculty have expertise in the triad of geography: physical geography, human geography, and geographic techniques. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through faculty-directed research projects(e.g, Mohler-Thompson Summer Program) and internships in the local community (e.g, City of Grand Rapids, Grand Valley Metro Council, Michigan Department of Transportation, and others). Aquinas geography graduates are employed in a wide variety of jobs including: urban planner, dam inspector, property tax assessor, environmental educator, GIS director, and college professor. A strong, broad curriculum in geography prepares students well to continue on to graduate school. Since 2006, 100% of graduates applying to geography graduate programs have been awarded assistantships or fellowships. In the past 10 years, geography majors have gone on to study at graduate schools across the U.S. and the world including: Syracuse University, University of Oregon, University of Georgia, Rutgers University, Cal Poly, University of Wyoming, Swansea University(Wales), University of Texas at Austin, and numerous regional institutions. Graduate David Baylis ’06 was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Turkey for 2014. Both cartography (map making) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) are full semester classes, giving students a strong background in geographic techniques. We use the same GIS software as local, state, and federal agencies, so that students have the skills for entry-level employment in the field of GIS. Most geography programs are found in large universities where faculty work mostly with graduate students,... [-]

Bachelor in Geography Teaching

Nakhchivan University
Campus Full time September 2018 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

Our mission is to educate graduates who have basic knowledge of geography; being capable of generating data regards to the natural and human environment; being up to process, evaluate and manage these data with geographical information technologies. Our vision aims to be a constantly evolving department, preferred in the first place as the quality of education and research. for detailed information: iro@nu.edu.az [+]

Our mission is to educate graduates who have basic knowledge of geography; being capable of generating data regards to the natural and human environment; being up to process, evaluate and manage these data with geographical information technologies. Our vision aims to be a constantly evolving department, preferred in the first place as the quality of education and research. The university has the opportunity to provide the best possible education with an experienced staff and geographical capabilities for geography specialty.

for detailed information: iro@nu.edu.az

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Professional Senior Technician In Geology

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2018 France Beauvais

The Diploma of Professional Higher Technician in Geology of UniLaSalle prepares the entry into the industry of technicians and supervisors recognized and appreciated by the professional world in the field of Earth Sciences and the Environment. [+]

Technician Professional Geology

The Diploma of Professional Higher Technician in Geology of UniLaSalle prepares the entry into the industry of technicians and supervisors recognized and appreciated by the professional world in the field of the Earth Sciences And the Environment. Certified Level II - equivalent to first degree license (+3), it enables further studies in Master.

This training essentially two industries:

Planning and Environment energy and mineral resources Planning and Environment

Technicians using traditional disciplines such as geotechnical, soil mechanics, hydrogeology and geophysics as part of development work. They also work on environmental issues (pollution of soil, management and storage of waste, natural hazards ...).... [-]


Bachelor in Geology

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Meadville

The Allegheny Geology Department emphasizes a close, hands-on approach with lots of field experiences. We have a small student-faculty ratio with a supportive atmosphere and we are committed to providing students with an outstanding foundation in the geosciences. [+]

Bachelor in Geology

The Allegheny Geology Department emphasizes a close, hands-on approach with lots of field experiences. We have a small student-faculty ratio with a supportive atmosphere and we are committed to providing students with an outstanding foundation in the geosciences.

Geology Department Highlights:

Over 95% success of geology graduates for jobs and graduate school acceptance Allegheny is highly recommended for study in geology by Ruggs The Geology Department ranks in the top 5% in eventual Ph.D.s. Degree programs for different career objectives: B.A. and B.S. in Geology & Environmental Geology Major and Minor Programs

The Geology Department has three major programs: Environmental Geology (B.S.) and Geology (B.A. or B.S.).... [-]


Bachelor in Economic Geography and Regional Development

University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Ostrava

Interconnection of geographic disciplines with economic sciences has become a characteristic feature of the study programme focused on local and regional development, since the economic aspects of making use of geographical landscape are the alpha and omega of sustainable development. The result of many years of work and continuous innovation is the study offered in the Geography and Regional Development study branch, in which the disciplines of human geography are interlinked with economic courses also focused on management and marketing. [+]

Interconnection of geographic disciplines with economic sciences has become a characteristic feature of the study programme focused on local and regional development, since the economic aspects of making use of geographical landscape are the alpha and omega of sustainable development. The result of many years of work and continuous innovation is the study offered in the Geography and Regional Development study branch, in which the disciplines of human geography are interlinked with economic courses also focused on management and marketing.

The research specialized in economic geography and regional development is conceived as a multilateral approach to the studied topic. Its essential core is combined from the selected branches of human geography – especially the public administration, city marketing, geography of tourism, trans-boundary cooperation, geography of retailing, geography of transportation, social geography, agenda of the European Union, urban and rural geography, GIS and regional studies of continents (Africa, Asia, Latin and Northern America, Europe) with focus on socio-economic aspects.... [-]


Bachelor in Political and Cultural Geography

University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Ostrava

Efforts to link local and regional development within the context of global development and world geopolitics, geo-economics and geo-culture led a group of political geographers to search for collaboration with experts in the field of political science and international relations thus creating an interdisciplinary field of study entitled Political and cultural geography, the only one of its kind linking study of selected geographic disciplines with political science, which includes inter alia selected chapters from the world history and fundamentals of sociology. [+]

Efforts to link local and regional development within the context of global development and world geopolitics, geo-economics and geo-culture led a group of political geographers to search for collaboration with experts in the field of political science and international relations thus creating an interdisciplinary field of study entitled Political and cultural geography, the only one of its kind linking study of selected geographic disciplines with political science, which includes inter alia selected chapters from the world history and fundamentals of sociology.

In this field, you can combine a keen interest in geography with studies of international relations, political science, anthropology, sociology, and history. The study will provide you with broad understanding of the political and cultural realities of world macro-regions, as well as with a comprehensive knowledge of the current functioning of the globalized world that can be applied in diplomacy, journalism, or in various organizations focused on consulting, working with immigrants and refugees, humanitarian activities, etc. You can apply for the studies in Political and Cultural Geography at the Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral level.... [-]


BA In Geography

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time Part time 24 months September 2018 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 2 more

The BA in Geography aims to better understand environmental changes and to contribute to more sustainable management of territories and their resources. [+]

The BA in Geography aims to better understand environmental changes and to contribute to more sustainable management of territories and their resources.

Integrating the natural and social sciences and geospatial technologies, it allows to deepen their knowledge in one of the following concentrations:

spatial planning and sustainable development; environment, geomorphology and natural hazards; marine environment; ecological geography;

What is geography?

Geography integrates the natural sciences and the humanities. It aims to understand how natural environments influence human activities, but also how societies adapt, use and modify these settings. Environmental issues are therefore at the heart of the field of study of geography.... [-]


Bachelor in Geography and Regional Planning

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

Education objectives 1) To be familiar with the basic theories and concepts of Geography; 2) To acquire basic concepts in the areas of Environment, Land Planning and Development, and Geographic Information Sciences; 3) To master methods and techniques of geographical analysis (data collection, selection, treatment, and interpretation) and to apply these in computational and real contexts; [+]

Education objectives

1) To be familiar with the basic theories and concepts of Geography;

2) To acquire basic concepts in the areas of Environment, Land Planning and Development, and Geographic Information Sciences;

3) To master methods and techniques of geographical analysis (data collection, selection, treatment, and interpretation) and to apply these in geocomputational and real contexts;

4) To acquire the ability to observe and interpret landscape;

5) To articulate theoretical-practical knowledge with the needs of present-day society, contributing to deliberating on problems and proposing solutions in relation to environment, land planning, and development;... [-]


Bachelor in Geography and Planning

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 Portugal Braga

This course provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the courses of the second cycle (Master). [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Geography

BACHELOR | 3 YEARS

The Bachelor degree in Geography and Planning has as a primary goal to acquire skills for analysis and interpretation of complex relationships between man and the physical and human environment, especially in the areas of territorial planning and land management. During the degree, students will develop integration and synthesis capabilities necessary to understand the factors and processes that determine the natural, social, economic and cultural dynamics, expressed in the use and occupation of space, and it is given emphasis to the technological tools (geographic information systems) to support analysis and decision making.... [-]


Bachelor in Geology

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Braga

The Degree Course in Geology aims the training of technicians, with a geological background, prepared to support the sustainable management of geological resources. The graduation also intends to give the necessary skills to promote the sustainable management of geological resources, integrated with good practices of territorial planning and promotion of environmental quality. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Geology

BACHELOR | 3 YEARS

The Bachelor of Geology trains graduates that, in addition to conventional skills in the field of geology, have a training addressed to the sustainable management of geological resources in a planning framework which promotes environmental quality. The geologist has a key role in the discovery of raw materials and the research of water resources and also on issues related to natural hazards, water and soil pollution, and territorial planning. Certification bodies, mining production companies, ceramics and industrial stony products can absorb these graduates, as well as some consultancy agencies, supporting projects and management of both public sector and private sector, in fields of planning, services, justice, production and marketing.... [-]


Bachelor in Biology - Geology

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 Portugal Braga

The Undergraduate Degree Course in Biology-Geology, restructured according to Bologna Process gives theoretical, laboratory and field skills in Biology, Geology, and Environmental scientific areas. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Biology, Geology

BACHELOR | 3 YEARS

The Bachelor of Biology-Geology provides scientific training in the fields of Biology and Geology. Besides offering subjects in both fields of science, it seeks to broaden the access of graduates to the market labor and enables them to collaborate in various socio-professional sectors, such as environment, management and nature conservation, exploration and exploitation of natural resources and scientific research. The course also provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the 2nd cycle in the environmental fields not excluding classic areas of Biology, as Plant Biology, Animal, Molecular and Microbiology and Geology, as Hydrogeology, Geological Prospecting, Mineral Deposits, Cartography. The course also enables the conditions of access to the 2nd cycle which qualifies for teaching the 3rd cycle of primary and secondary education.... [-]


Bachelor in Geological Engineering

Michigan Technological University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Houghton

Groundwater resources. Exploration and development of fossil fuel and mineral deposits. Hazard preparations and response. There are some pretty crazy problems in need of smart solutions. Michigan [+]

Groundwater resources. Exploration and development of fossil fuel and mineral deposits. Hazard preparations and response. There are some pretty crazy problems in need of smart solutions. Michigan Tech’s geological engineering program can help you become the engineer who tackles these challenges at home, across the country, and abroad.

Our program is unique in terms of the skills you’ll learn in three areas: engineering, geology, and geophysics. You’ll learn from faculty in our nationally recognized department who emphasize the understanding, utilization, and protection of our Earth.

What You Need to Know About This Program

Research is available in a wide variety of areas—natural hazards, oil exploration, mineral exploration, field geology, remote sensing, and more. After graduation, you'll be prepared to pursue careers in government, graduate school, or work for companies like Shell Oil, Cliffs Natural Resources, or ARCADIS.... [-]