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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:
The degree also emphasizes social science or environmental science dynamics involving:
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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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.
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With a focus on geospatial techniques, geographers with a Bachelor of Science degree go on to careers such as:
Graduates also are presented with a host of other geospatial career options in the burgeoning fields of geographic information science, mapping and navigation systems.
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:
|Climate Change Analysts||11.1%||$69,400|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||11.1%||$69,400|
|Environmental Restoration Planners||11.1%||$69,400|
|Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists||9.3%||$88,510|
|Water Resource Specialists||9.9%||$118,970|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||8.8%||$62,430|
|Wind Energy Project Managers||8%||$105,610|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).