Bachelor of Science in Geography

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus and online.

The skills obtained by studying geography make graduates in demand for a wide range of employment opportunities. The geography curriculum will prepare students for business and academics while encouraging life long learning skills. The link between geography and the world (cultural and physical) makes a varied list of careers. Geographic skills are essential to understanding physical patterns, human patterns, and Earth’s processes. These skills are important for anyone critically thinking about the global community. The department of Natural and Physical Sciences welcomes partnerships with appropriate businesses and government agencies to place students into internship positions in their major or a related field. The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences actively encourages students to work in such internship positions and considers internships to be an integral part of the curriculum. This degree requires a minimum of 120 total credit hours to graduate.

  • 34-40 Hours
  • 2.0 GPA


16-Week Parkville    Online 8-Week Accelerated

Degree Requirements

Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Core Curriculum 16
GGH 110 Cultural Geography 3
GGH 200 Geography of North America 3
GGP 115 Physical Geography 4
GGP 350 GIS I 3
GO 125 Natural Disasters 3
Electives 18-24
At least six courses designated as GGH, GGP or GO; three courses (9 credits) must be 300-level or above  
Total Hours 34-40

Required Minor

All Geography majors must successfully complete the requirements for one (or more) of any of the minors offered by the university (18-24 hours*) or for a second major. Since geography is a discipline that has subfields in virtually every other discipline, this requirement is intended to help prepare our majors to have additional knowledge in a secondary body of knowledge.

*Only one course (3 credits) completed for the major requirements may also be counted as satisfying part of the minor requirements.