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Geography, B.A., B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Wayne, NE, United States
 At Wayne State, you’ll research things like physical landscapes, cultural similarities and differences, and population patterns. You’ll learn how to use computer-mapping software, called a geographic information system (GIS), to show and help you understand your findings. 
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Overview

In the Department of History, Politics, and Geography, you’ll benefit from a solid liberal arts education while preparing for a wide variety of careers. Students who pursue degrees in history, political science, or geography go on to careers in fields such as teaching, law, politics, public service, foreign services, urban planning, military, and government. Many of our students have successfully furthered their education in graduate or professional school.  

The programme

As someone who has an interest in the world around you, you might notice things like changes in landscape, where people build in relation to natural landforms, and various concentrations of cultures in certain areas of the country. You might notice these things but wonder why they are this way. If this is true, a degree in geography might be for you. Geography is the relationship between human beings and their environment. Geographers study the where and why of places, and this involves much more than just memorizing state capitals. Maps play a big part in showing geographic information.

 With a geography degree, you’ll be ready to take on a variety of careers with your understanding the world and how people relate to the environment.

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:

  • Urban Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Computer Mapping

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • To be admitted to Wayne State, you must graduate from an accredited high school.

For this reason, we strongly recommend the following high school curriculum. 

  • English/Language Arts 4 units (years)
  • Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 units (years) 
  • Social Studies/History 3 units (years) 
  • Sciences 3 units (years) 
  • A final high school transcript documenting official graduation date from that high school must be submitted . 
  • All freshman applicants under the age of 21 are expected to submit test scores from either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The ACT is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 354 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 265 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wayne

  • 966 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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