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Geography - Urban Planning and Sustainability, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The Geography - Urban Planning and Sustainability major offered by Ohio University provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to envision and craft urban environments that embrace the three key components of sustainability - environment, economy, and equity.
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Overview

Students completing this interdisciplinary, forward-looking program will develop sophisticated understandings of cities and their role in the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The curriculum emphasizes urban, sustainability, and planning theory and process, in addition to a strong foundation in geography and its major analytical techniques.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students who pursue a degree in Geography - Urban Planning and Sustainability at Ohio University are well-suited for a variety of career opportunities, from city planner to corporate sustainability officer. While it is common for urban planners to hold positions within the local, state, and federal governments, additional employment opportunities are available with urban and environmental planning firms; real estate development companies; community-based non-profit organizations; local, state, and national parks; architecture firms; zoning administration; historical preservation agencies; institutions of higher education; etc.  Many urban planning positions require a graduate degree. Consequently, the urban planning and sustainability major also positions its graduates well for graduate level study in Planning, Environment Studies, Public Policy, and Geography  programs.

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:

  • Geography of Europe
  • Geography of Africa
  • Appalachia: Land and People
  • Historical Geography of the United States
  • Geography of Latin America
  • Geography of Asia
  • Cartography
  • Air Photo Interpretation
  • Principles of Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • Field Methods in Geography
  • Principles of GIS
  • GIS Design and Application Development
  • Geographic Information Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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

    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:

    520

    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.

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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