Geography (BS)

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, from global to local. The Bachelor of Science program in geography emphasizes spatial patterns in natural science features such as:

  • landforms
  • plants
  • water
  • weather

The degree program also emphasizes social science or environmental science dynamics involving economic patterns, human populations and transportation.

Degree Offered

Geography (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Tempe, Online

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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

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