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BA in Geography: Human-Urban Economic



What will I learn?


Geography examines the spatial dimensions of human activities and their interactions with physical landscapes. Geographers use social and physical sciences to study the way people interact with each other and their environment.

Geography is hugely important today in making sense of big data through maps and other interactive media. At UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, geography students use geospatial technology such as satellites, and drones to investigate problems facing society. At UC, your research will help people make the most informed decisions about urban planning, environmental science or industry.

UC is recognized nationally as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation. Here, your research matters. At UC you can follow your interests with study abroad or international fieldwork.

At UC, you learn to think spatially and apply quantitative and qualitative methods to your research. UC geography graduates work in business, government, academia and nonprofit groups. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts geography jobs will grow by 7 percent in the next decade. The job market is especially strong for those with skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with BS, BA, MA and PhD degrees.


Students are successful when they have an interest in learning about and understanding (1) world events, (2) local events within cities, (3) the urban, global, economic and political processes underlying world and local events, (4) human impact on the physical environment and (5) when they have the skills necessary to process, display and analyze geographic information.


Geography provides a good educational background for students interested in a variety of careers in business, various government agencies (federal, state, county, city), nonprofit agencies or as college and university professors. Geography provides strong preparation for professional and graduate schools (law, medicine, business, geography or other physical or social sciences). Employment for students with strong geographic computer skills (GIS) is particularly strong. Examples of geography-related jobs in various areas include: U.S. Agency for International Development; Audubon Society; Bureau of Land Management; Bureau of the Census; Cartographer; Geographic software programming; Housing and urban development; Market research; Sierra Club; Teaching; Travel industry.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,010.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023, 21 August 2023


UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for admission to the RN to BSN online program, students must submit: Official transcripts of previous college coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; Documented completion of an associate degree or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure; Documentation of an active, unrestricted RN license.

For international students

First-year applicants (sometimes referred to as freshman) are students who have completed high school and have not earned college course credit since graduating.

English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section; PTE – 46; TOEFL - 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 95; Cambridge - 169 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is the birthplace of co-op learning and has led the world in applied experiential learning for over 200 years.

  • #1 public university for co-op and internships in the U.S.
  • Fantastic support for international students
  • Over 400 degree-programs, including a Pathway Program
  • Excellent safety track record and vibrant urban living

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