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Geography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Denver, CO, United States
Geography is a science that focuses on the spatial analysis of human/physical patterns and processes. This Geography program from University of Colorado Denver is an ideal major for the liberal arts student, providing exposure to the concepts and techniques utilized in investigating environmental issues, socioeconomic problems, and planning policies.
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Overview

Students must declare a major by the time they have completed 60 semester hours of course work. The Geography Program from University of Colorado Denver offers a BA degree program that includes a full range of courses in the fundamentals of geography, taught mainly by full-time faculty. The program is designed to provide the student interested in economic, physical or social geography with the background necessary for obtaining a rewarding career in government (federal, state, local) or private industry, as well as preparing students for graduate work.

Why Geography & Environmental Sciences?

See the world ... and help others see it in ways that benefit their businesses and communities. That sums up the incredible range of options that geographers have for study and work. There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geographers work in the fields of urban and regional planning, transportation, marketing, real estate, tourism, and international business. Physical geographers forecast the weather, manage land and water resources, and analyze and plan for forests, rangelands and wetlands. Whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, we're confident you'll discover a world of opportunities at the Downtown Campus Geography & Environmental Sciences Department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Introduction to Mapping and Map Analysis
  • Weather and Climate
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Glacial Geomorphology
  • Mountain Biogeography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    537

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Application Fee: You can pay the non-refundable $50 application fee via credit card
  • Request an official high school transcript be mailed from your high school directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions
  • Official transcripts are those that arrive at our office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local ministry of education
  • The University of Colorado Denver requires official transcripts from your US high school, as well as transcripts for any secondary school coursework completed prior to enrollment in the US. SAT/ACT tests are required for international students who have graduated from a U.S. high school

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26047 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26047 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26047 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26047 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9782 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9782 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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