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Geography - Environmental Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Denver, CO, United States
This BA in Geography - Environmental Sciences 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 (within the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences) offers a BA degree program that includes a full range of courses in the fundamentals of geography, taught mainly by full-time faculty. The BA in Geography - Environmental Sciences from University of Colorado Denver 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.

Learning Goals & Outcomes

  • Compare the major concepts, theoretical and spatial perspectives, and historical trends in Geography.

  • Explain the distinctive physical characteristics of places and regions in terms of geomorphological, hydrological, climatological, and biogeographical processes.
  • Explain the distinctive human and cultural characteristics of places and regions in terms of social, cultural, economic, and political processes.
  • Analyze, and interpret interconnections between human activities and the natural and built environment at different geographical and temporal scales.
  • Evaluate the sustainability and resilience of human-environment systems in the past, present, and future

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 Environmental Sciences
  • Environment, Society, and Sustainability
  • Earth Environments and Human Impacts
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Introduction to Mapping and Map Analysis
  • Weather and Climate
  • Globalization & Regional Development

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

    27342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25818 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9330 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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