Geography (BS)
Accelerated Program

Students in the BS program in geography learn to see the world through the twin lenses of space and place.

Geographers have a unique spatial perspective in understanding the modern world, global to local. The Bachelor of Science in geography emphasizes spatial patterns in natural science features such as:

  • landforms
  • plants
  • water
  • weather

The degree also emphasizes social science or environmental science dynamics involving:

  • economic patterns
  • human populations
  • transportation

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Career Opportunities

With a focus on geospatial techniques, geographers with a bachelor of science degree go on to careers such as geomorphologists, hydrology and water resource specialists, environmental impact assessment analysts, and business location analysts.  By taking coursework in geographic information science in addition to physical geography coursework, graduates may also build careers in the fields of geographic information systems and remote sensing analysis.

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Course Information

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Geographers have a unique spatial perspective in understanding the world, from global to local, through the twin lenses of space and place.

Students in the BS program in geography learn about natural features of the world, including landforms, plants, water and weather, as well as the impact humans have on the world. This degree program also emphasizes social science or environmental science dynamics involving economic patterns, human populations and transportation.

Degree Offered

Geography (BS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Location
Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman
Transfer
International
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Career Outlook

With a focus on geospatial techniques, geographers with a Bachelor of Science degree go on to careers such as:

  • computer cartographers
  • environmental impact assessment analysts
  • geographic information science specialists and analysts
  • geomorphologists
  • hydrology and water resource specialists
  • location analysts for businesses
  • photogrammetry specialists
  • remote sensing analysts

Graduates also are presented with a host of other geospatial career options in the burgeoning fields of geographic information science, mapping and navigation systems.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Climate Change Policy Analysts 7.8%$73,230
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 7.8%$73,230
Environmental Restoration Planners 7.8%$73,230
Geographers-1.2%$85,430
Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians 5.7%$92,870
Water Resource Specialists 4.8%$137,940
Hydrologists 5.3%$84,040
Regulatory Affairs Managers
Soil and Plant Scientists 6.8%$66,120
Wind Energy Development Managers

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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