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Geography

Northern Illinois University

48 months
Duration
18932 USD/year
9466 USD/year
9466 USD/year
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About

Geography is the study of place and location, why things are located where they are, and how the characteristics of a location affect natural processes, the environment, and human activities. Yes, Geography is about maps, but it really is a great deal more! The program is delviered by Northern Illinois University.

Overview

The undergraduate degree program has two separate emphases: Geography and Geomatics. The emphasis in Geography has four areas of specialization: Area Studies-the geography of people, places and regions; Geographic Information Systems-blending mapping science and information technology; Natural Environmental Systems-environmental science with human impacts; and Urban/Economic Systems-how we organize and inhabit our world. You can earn the B.S. or B.A. degree with an emphasis in geography by selecting electives from any one of these areas, or by sampling across our entire curriculum. The emphasis is Geomatics is a preprofessional program in land surveying, GIS and mapping science.

The undergraduate degree program has two separate emphases: Geography and Geomatics. The emphasis in Geography has four areas of specialization: Area Studies-the geography of people, places and regions; Geographic Information Systems-blending mapping science and information technology; Natural Environmental Systems-environmental science with human impacts; and Urban/Economic Systems-how we organize and inhabit our world. You can earn the B.S. or B.A. degree with an emphasis in geography by selecting electives from any one of these areas, or by sampling across our entire curriculum. 

Why Geography at Northern Illinois University ?

Geographers can be found in a variety of industries, working as urban transit planners, cartographers, meterologists, climatologists and human rights advocates, to name a few.

Geographers are well prepared to meet the rapidly evolving demands of today's industries given their big picture perspective, eye for detail and ability to integrate and synthesize information at a variety of scales.

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Survey of Physical Geography
  • Introduction to the Atmosphere
  • Introduction to Geomatics
  • World Regional Geography
  • Geography of Economic Activities
  • Geography of Energy
  • Geography of World Plant Communities

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school diploma: You must have graduated by the time you start at NIU in order to be admitted
  • Grades: You must have passing grades equivalent to a U.S. C+ average on all transcripts and/or exam scores
  • A completed NIU application
  • A $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended
  • ACT/SAT score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9466 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    9466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4733 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4733 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 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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