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Geography, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Geography program of the University of Nebraska Omaha prepares students for careers in urban and environmental planning, geographic information systems, cartography, remote sensing, and other areas of geographic research.

Careers

Geographers are on the front line, tackling some of the most urgent issues facing our world, such as climate change, rapid urbanization, and the spread of infectious diseases.  Want to make a difference in our world? – become a geographer!

Geography is the study of the earth as the home to humans, from the environment and landscape to the ways in which humans depend on, adapt to, and modify our world. It mixes the physical sciences (landforms, climate, biology), with the social sciences (population, land use, culture, economic development), using cutting-edge spatial technologies (geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing). We are interested not only in where things are, but why they are there, and “why should we care?”  To study geography means honing both observational and analytical skills. With these skills, our graduates work in a wide range of fields, including:

  • urban planning
  • environmental management (for state and federal agencies)
  • cartography and spatial analysis (for state and federal agencies as well as private companies)
  • emergency planning
  • meteorology
  • education.

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:

  • Fundamentals of World Regional Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Human-Environment Geography
  • Geospatial Sciences
  • Travel Study in Geography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    500

    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

  • Submit an online application.
  • A 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Request official ACT or SAT scores be sent to UNO if you have less than 24 credits.
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee by credit card when completing the application for admission.
  • Grade sheets and transcripts from each institution attended.
  • Proof of English proficiency. Special Note: If you are unable to provide proof of English proficiency please apply to our Intensive Language (ILUNO) program.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • UNO Financial Affidavit.
  • Bank statements showing adequate funding for one academic year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21718 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21718 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 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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