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Geography, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Hadley, MA, United States
The Bachelor in Geography at Mount Holyoke College is intended to provide students with an understanding of the world around them in its physical, spatial, and human dimensions. Central to the discipline is the study of interactions of humans and environmental systems.
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Overview

The study of geography dates to the ancient Greeks, who recognized and studied how environment impacted cultural development and how it influenced the way people met resource needs.

The Bachelor in Geography at Mount Holyoke College is intended to provide students with an understanding of the world around them in its physical, spatial, and human dimensions. 

Topics emphasized in the curriculum include:

 the physical environment

political geography

 socioeconomic development

 techniques in geographic data analysis including computer mapping, satellite image analysis, and geographic information systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • World Regional Geography
  • Introduction to the Physical Environment
  • Cities in a Global Context
  • Surface Processes
  • Human Dimensions of Environmental Change
  • Mapping and Spatial Analysis
  • Political Geography
  • Global Movements: Migrations, Refugees, and Diasporas
  • GIS for the Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • Submit the Common Application
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT test scores are optional, though you are welcome to submit them
  • If you are applying for financial aid, it is important to know the deadlines and what forms are required
  • Mount Holyoke strongly recommends scheduling an interview with an admission counselor or alumna representative prior to applying
  • If you have athletic talents, Mount Holyoke is happy to receive portfolios, tapes, slides, or videos that showcase your talent
    • If you have devoted a significant amount of time to art, dance, film, music, or theatre and you plan to continue it at Mount Holyoke as a major, you may submit examples of your work as a supplement to your application
    • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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