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B.S. in Geography

B.S. in Geography

San Diego State University

San Diego State University, San Diego , United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Geographers study the physical and human features of the earth, integrating physical sciences, biological sciences and social sciences. In SDSU’s Geography Program, students are introduced to a strong foundation in physical and human geography, supported by skills in Geographic Information Systems and other methodologies. Because Geography is an interdisciplinary science, we have 7 relevant emphases that are designed to immerse students in studies that appeal to specific areas of interest, thus providing flexibility within a more structured context. The Bachelor of Science Geography Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences has two emphases: Environmental and Physical Geography - This emphasis focuses on scientific explanations of the earth’s physical features and processes, and the human impacts on them. Students engage in classroom, laboratory and field activities in geomorphology, hydrology, watershed analysis, biogeography, climatology, and landscape ecology. Geographic Information Science - This emphasis addresses the theory and practice of information science from a distinctly geographic perspective, with a focus on principles, methods, and technology. Students become familiar with how to generate, manage and evaluate information about processes, relationships, and patterns in various application domains. Career Opportunities: Upon graduation, many types of careers are available to Geography students to match the many avenues a Geography student may study. Students have jobs in fields in GIS, environmental and natural resource planning and management, urban planning, and others. The Department regularly has guest speakers from various career areas associated with Geography such as GIS Specialists, Hydrology and Watershed Management, City Planning, Natural Resource Management, and others The Geography Department has a strong internship program where students can receive course credit for working in a company or agency in a field of their interest.
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