Geography, B.Sc. | Online (optional) | Marshall University | Huntington, United States
48 months
19606 USD/year
19606 USD/year
8552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The B.S. in Geography offered by the Marshall University is for students interested in natural science—concepts and issues related to the environment, earth processes, atmospheric processes, and climate—or in GIScience. 


Key facts

  • The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography at the Marshall University has a core of 24 credit hours ending with a capstone course sequence. The B.S. in Geography requires a minimum total of 45 credit hours of Geography coursework. 
  • Students will have a chance to benefit from our expertise in ecology, weather analysis, meteorology, climatology, hurricanes and other types of severe weather, plus GIS spatial analysis and technologies.
  • Beyond the Geography Core Requirements, students choose a minimum of 15 credits from Physical Geography or GIScience. Remaining electives to reach 45 total credits in GEO may be chosen from any GEO courses. 
  • To compensate for the increased number of hours for the B.S. in Geography (including the Meteorology, Weather Broadcasting, and GIScience areas of emphasis), students are exempted from the College of Liberal Arts foreign language requirement. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Historical Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Medical Geography
  • Principles and Methods of Planning
  • Urban Land Use Planning
  • Environmental Issues in Planning
  • Geography of Gender

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students: applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of a term.


120 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for admission.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • An official, final transcript, including graduation date, sent directly from the student’s high school to the Marshall University Admissions Office.
  • Official college transcript
  • American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores
  • A valid immunization record
  • International Students:

    • Equivalent of U.S. high school diploma
    • International GPA requirements are equivalent to domestic GPA requirements and vary by program
    • ACT/SAT required for some programs and merit-based scholarships
    • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9803 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9803 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4276 USD per semester during 48 months.

Metro Residents - $7,318

Living costs for Huntington

621 - 1035 USD /month
Living costs

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


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