The B.S. in Geography requires more science and math courses than the Geography B.A. degree. These additional requirements prepare our science-oriented students for graduate school and for science-related jobs. The B.S. also provides a solid liberal arts foundation.
Is the Geography B.S. degree right for you?
The Geography B.S. degree attracts students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. They typically possess some of the following qualities:
- Interest in the relationship between people and their environment
- Desire to conduct hands-on research on climate, food, water, and/or globalization
- Deep concern with justice and desire to help address persistent global problems
- Interest in rigorous interdisciplinary and comparative study
- Intellectual curiosity and imagination
- Aptitude for quantitative reasoning and methods
You can pursue one or more of our concentration areas to gain a focused understanding of a topic or set of issues. The concentration will appear on your official transcript along with your major. We offer five concentrations:
Geography to me means observing the interrelationship between the physical, abiotic world and the living, biotic, world. What is so interesting and exciting about this field of study is that pretty much everywhere you go and everything you do can help you grow into a better geographer. Geography makes aspects of life so much fuller by allowing one to realize how the living and nonliving are greatly affected by one another.Reid Geiger, Geography B.S.