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Geography, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
‌Geography at University of Miami is concerned with the spatial or locational dimensions of environmental phenomena and organizational patterns of human activity on the earth's surface.
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Overview

In practice, geography deals with the analysis of topics ranging from environmental problems, political boundary disputes, and ethnic conflict to applied and more localized issues such as establishing new voting districts to provide better representation for ethnic minorities, tracking the spread of an infectious disease, determining where the next freeway link should be built, assessing the location of oil pipelines, or urban planning and governance.

Geographers are prepared for positions in teaching, government, private business, urban and regional planning, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), resource management, and environmental analysis. The University of Miami's Department of Geography and Regional Studies offers a wide range of specializations that relate to the social and natural sciences. Processes of globalization and environmental change have increased the importance of the geographical analysis of human society and nature-society interactions particularly the linkages between global processes and local outcomes as well as the growing interconnections of places across the globe.

Mission

The Department of Geography (GEG) seeks to encourage the rigorous investigation of human-environment interactions, and the analysis of spatial patterns related to societal processes. It reaches across disciplines to draw on a range of methods, theories, and perspectives that help us understand how ideas and structures result from the interaction of space, place and time. The department's core objective is to foster the examination, open discussion, and lively debate of geographic issues among faculty and students from all fields of study, enriching the undergraduate curriculum and the university's academic mission through greater communication across disciplines and colleges. Its aim is to broaden, deepen, and transform the learning community at UM and beyond.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you have attended a secondary school outside of the United States, you must submit your official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.)
  • We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year international undergraduate applicants. This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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