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Geography, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (BCR) Iowa City, IA, United States
The University of Iowa offers a bachelor degree program in Geography. The goal is for geography graduates to demonstrate spatial literacy, systems thinking, critical thinking, research proficiency, and communications skills. 
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography, offered by The University of Iowa, requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 39-43 s.h. of work for the major. Credit required for the major depends on a student's choice of track. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE CLAS Core. Transfer students must earn a minimum of 15 s.h. for the major in residence at the University of Iowa. 

Courses in geography are commonly required of students preparing to teach at the elementary and secondary school levels or to work in urban and regional planning. The degree also provides a solid background for many related professions, including law, health care, environmental engineering, and business.

Career Development

  • Geography majors also are encouraged to participate in an internship. The department maintains close ties with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and other local agencies that offer internships.
  • The department’s faculty members help students apply for postgraduate programs and contact potential employers.
  • The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

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 Included:
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Globalization and Geographic DiversityThe Global Environment
  • The Global Environment Lab
  • Foundations of GISGeography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan
  • Contemporary Environmental Issues
  • Globalization and Geographic Diversity (if not chosen above)
  • Population Geography: Societies in Flux
  • World Cities
  • The Global Economy
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Ecosystem Services: Human Dependence on Natural Systems
  • Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
  • GIS for Environmental Studies
  • Introduction to Geographic Visualization
  • Spatial Analyses of Wind Energy
  • Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR): Principles and Applications
  • Field Methods in Physical Geography
  • Field Methods: Mapping and Mobile Computing
  • Health and Environment: GIS Applications
  • Simulation in Environmental Geography
  • Information Systems for Resource Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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General Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements.
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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