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Geography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
One of the social and behavioral sciences disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University's Geography program investigates how people in different places interact with the environment and how the environment influences their lives.
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Geography majors understand society and environmental dynamics, the significance of scale, the uneven distribution of resources and levels of development and the uses of geospatial techniques, including GIS and remote sensing. Faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and the application of geographic analysis through research opportunities, field courses and internships.

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in geography, students can minor in geography or geographic information systems or earn a B.A. in environmental studies.

After taking introductory human and physical geography courses, students select from offerings in human geography, physical/environmental geography, techniques and regional courses. All seniors take a capstone course in which they complete a group field project and develop a portfolio.

The Department of Geography at George Washington University ensures that all geography majors work with faculty on a senior capstone project. Many upper division classes are small and provide students a chance to collaborate with faculty in their areas of interests. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of internships, including a special program with the National Geographic Society.

What can I do in the Geography field?

Geographers are found in a wide variety of professions such as location expert, market researcher, transportation planner, environmental manager, forestry technician, park ranger, educator, GIS specialist, remote sensing analyst, cartographer, urban planner, map librarian, weather forecaster, outdoor guide and health services planner.

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:
  • Society and Environment 
  • Weather and Climate
  • Climate and Human Ecology
  • Geomorphology
  • Energy Resources
  • Water Resources
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Environmental Quality and Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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