What will I learn?

Why study Geography BA - Urban and Regional Analysis Concentration at UB?

An Urban and Regional Analysis concentration in the Department of Geography prepares students to identify and address a wide variety of economic and social problems related to population changes and migration, land use, urban environment, housing, work and welfare, health, and transportation within a geographical context. This curriculum focuses on the theoretical foundations of geographical analysis and urban environments, the use and interpretation of statistics, and the collection, processing, and interpretation of geospatial information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Urban and Regional Analysis concentration, students will understand the processes that have produced the social, economic, racial, health, and gender disparities within cities and between regions. Core concepts in this concentration include processes of city formation and growth, transportation planning and analysis, spatial demography, industrial location analysis, and health geography. Students will also have well-developed skills in using state-of-the-art statistical software and technologies employed in research, industry, and government agencies. Graduates will have theoretical and practical experience in solving geographic problems in a variety of realms including the environment, health, and urban areas.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor) notes that the employment of statisticians and urban and regional planners is projected to grow significantly within the next decade. This growth is expected to result from increased use of statistical analysis to make informed business and healthcare decisions and from continued growth in population.

Career Choices

  • Crime Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Health care analyst
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Urban and transportation planner

Work settings include:

  • Consulting companies
  • Engineering and marketing consultants
  • GIS software development, implementation
  • Government agencies
  • Local, city and/or state planning offices
  • Multinational corporations
  • Real estate developers
  • Social services organizations
  • Universities

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,990.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class. You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university. UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

For international students

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class.

You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university.

UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

Our admissions counselors are experts in the many education systems around the world. They know how to compare your country’s grading scale to the one we use here at UB.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 70, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 523, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.0, the minimum score of PTE is 50, the minimum score of ACT (English and Reading) is 18, the minimum score of SAT I Critical Reading (Old Version) is 450 and the minimum score of SAT I ERWS (New Version) is 500.

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

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