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Geography, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State is uniquely suited to offer you a great geography program, reinforced with in-the-field projects, experience with the tools of the discipline and adventures out into the geologically rich mountains and diverse communities of Western Maryland.

Overview

You may elect to complete the major without specialized concentration or choose a concentration in climate science, global systems analysis or mapping science.

Highlights

  • See the world while you study it. FSU’s Geography Department offers a direct exchange program for students to study abroad at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England.
  • Travel for fun lab trips around the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, a region steeped in rich cultural history with plenty to study.
  • Get ready for your future by keeping tabs on internships, graduate studies and entry-level jobs in the geography field. The Geography Department will keep you posted on promising opportunities and help you get into a program or job.
  • Explore numerous specialized facilities fully stocked with all the equipment you’ll need, whether you’re working in the field or the lab.
  • Join your fellow students in the Geography Club and Gamma Theta Upsilon honors society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Oceanography
  • Soils: Genesis, Nature and Characterization
  • Global Climate System
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Quaternary Environments
  • Biogeography
  • Economic Geography
  • Urban Geography: Internal City Patterns
  • Urban Geography: Metropolitan Systems
  • Political Geography
  • Locational Analysis
  • Geography of the Suburbs
  • Food Systems
  • Mgmt. & Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Urban Planning

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify. 

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