BA in Geography with a Specialization in Physical Geography Program By Boston University |Top Universities

BA in Geography with a Specialization in Physical Geography

BA in Geography with a Specialization in Physical Geography

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =112
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Physical geography is the study of natural systems and cycles that interact within the Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. The major in Physical Geography has been structured to provide students with a strong background in the natural sciences and expertise in three main topical areas of physical geography: 1) vegetation science, 2) hydrology, and 3) climate. The major emphasizes the application of advanced information technology to geographical analysis with courses in geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Graduating physical geography students may find employment in firms consulting on environmental problems; research organizations addressing such diverse issues as forestry, water resources, and global climate change; state and federal agencies with environmental, wildlife, and resource mandates; and public and private sector organizations in the field of remote sensing and GIS.