Online Bachelor of Science in Geography

The BS in Geography program at ASU provides you with a distinctive perspective of the modern world through the lens of its natural elements.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Offered entirely online through the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, this program focuses on the spatial patterns in natural science in features such as landforms, plants, weather and water. You will explore social or environmental science in relation to economic patterns, human populations and transportation.

As a bachelor of science in geography graduate, you will be qualified for a broad variety of careers, including cartographers, GIS specialists and analysts, hydrology and water resource specialists and environmental impact analysts. You will also be prepared for graduate work in areas such as climate science, cultural geography, urban and regional analysis, GIScience and spatial analysis, and environmental and landscape dynamics.

Featured courses


GPH 111: Introduction to Physical Geography (SQ)


GIS 205: Geographic Information Science I (CS)


GCU 102: Introduction to Human Geography (SB & G)


GPH 112: Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (SQ)


GIS 270: Statistics for Geography and Planning


GCU 496: Geographic Research Methods (L)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Geography have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Climate Change Analyst


Growth: 11.1 %
Salary: $69,400

Environmental Protection Specialist


Growth: 11.1 %
Salary: $69,400

Environmental Restoration Planner


Growth: 11.1 %
Salary: $69,400

Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $76,860

Geospatial Information Technologists


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $88,510

Hydrogeologist


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $118,970

Hydrologist


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $79,990

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $105,610

Soil Scientist


Growth: 8.8 %
Salary: $62,430

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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