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Geography, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Many of our most interesting and urgent questions today occur at the intersection of society, space, and environment: • How does climate affect food production? • Why does uneven distribution of power and resources relate to conflict along international borders?  • What are the motivating forces of global economic changes and its local impacts? 

Overview

All of these are problems of uneven distributions of power and resources, across space and among communities. Geographers analyze how unevenness plays out in places where we live and how the flow of people, ideas, and resources changes the world. We take an integrative perspective on human and environmental systems, both of which help shape the places and problems we care about.

Geographers learn diverse analytical and research skills: • Field experience helps us understand how theory intersects with the empirical world around us. • GIS (geographic information systems) and mapping explain relationships among factors such as settlement patterns, resources, climate change impacts, or poverty. • Theoretical frameworks such as political ecology, world systems, and socio-nature give insights into power relations among places and peoples.

If you are interested in integrative problems of society, environment, policy, and sustainability, Geography provides a place to develop critical reading, writing, and analytical skills to understand these challenges.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Resource Challenges
  • Global Geography: People, Places, and Regions
  • Science and Justice in the Anthropocene
  • Earth, Environment, and Humanity

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    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

While we do not prescribe a specific secondary school program, we expect applicants to have elected the most demanding courses available. Therefore, we recommend students elect four years of English, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, History or Social Science, and Foreign Language. Students should take a substantial portion of their work in enriched, accelerated, or honors courses or in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs when these options are available. Special attention is given to the academic breadth, depth, and rigor of candidates’ junior and senior year programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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