What will I learn?

Overview

Geography BS: Environmental-Physical

Coastal storms, drought, wildfires: with the tremendous financial, social and environmental impact of climate change, there is no better time to study physical and environmental geography. And with its state-of-the-art labs and global research reach, there is no better place to do it than UC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

At UC, you will study land, water, soils, climate and vegetation and how they change over time. UC is recognized nationally as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation. Here, your research matters. UC faculty are experts in climate, land use change, hydrology and soil science. They travel the world to understand the forces that shaped our Earth and the ongoing changes we experience today.

Geography allows you to study both social and physical sciences. In this program, you will learn to analyze environmental data crucial in shaping public policy. You will pursue your own research passions, design your own experiments and use UC’s robust laboratories and the latest geographic techniques to analyze your results and get your findings published. UC’s geography graduates apply their skills to make a difference in the world. After graduation, you’ll have a foundation to pursue your choice of careers in government, nonprofit agencies or education.

Geography BS: Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The first geographers were explorers. UC’s College of Arts and Sciences upholds that tradition today. At UC, you will learn to harness powerful computer technology and your own passion for research to make a difference in the world.

For UC’s BS-GIS, Geographic Information Systems in geography, you will use critical analysis, powerful technology tools and hands-on experience to understand the biggest societal challenges we face today. Geography is hugely important today in making sense of big data through maps, spatial analysis and other geospatial technology.

Since the department’s founding in 1907, UC geographers have traveled the world, influencing global and local policy.

UC is recognized nationally as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation. Here, your research matters. At UC, you will use geospatial technology such as satellites and drones to investigate the problems facing society. At UC your research will help people make the most informed decisions about urban planning, environmental science or industry.

After graduation, you’ll have a foundation to pursue your choice of careers in government, nonprofit agencies or education. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts geography jobs will grow by 7 percent in the next decade, making now a great time to enter this exciting field.

Success

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) the skills necessary to process, display and analyze geographic information.

Career

Geography provides a good educational background for students interested in a variety of careers in business, various government agencies (federal, state, county, city), non-profit agencies or careers 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: Agency of Internal Development; Audobon 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$28,972.00 per year

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

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 November 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 9 May 2022, 22 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,

CINCINNATI,

Ohio,

45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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.

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.

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