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Geography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. 

About

There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence. Physical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms, vegetation, soils, and water. Thus, Geography links the social sciences and natural sciences. 

Geographers use many tools and techniques in their work, and geographic technologies are increasingly among the most important emerging fields for understanding our complex world. They include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), online mapping such as Google Earth, statistics, survey research, and others.

Geographers work in many different areas, such as environmental management, education, disaster response, city and county planning, community development, and more. Geography is an interdisciplinary field that offers diverse career opportunities.

The relevance and prestige of Geography as a discipline was helped enormously during the past 20 years by four key developments:

  • the emergence of “globalization” as a phenomenon requiring analysis and explanation;
  • the increasing recognition of space and place in cognate social and physical sciences;
  • deepening concern for nature-society interactions and issues of environmental sustainability, development, and climate change;
  • the development of geographic information systems (GIS and GIScience) and remote sensing technologies and their widespread adoption by organizations in both the public and private sectors.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Credits
      120-126 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • English Composition I
    • Finite Mathematics
    • The University Of Miami Experience
    • Digital Earth
    • Physical Geography

    For more information, please visit the programme website.

    English Language Requirements

    • 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:

      80

      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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    General Requirements

    • Complete the online application
    • Official Transcripts
    • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
    • Complete the School Report
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Conduct updates, if applicable
    • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
    • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
    • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      66274 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 66274 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      66274 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 66274 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Miami

    • 1508 - 2610 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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