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Overview

Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) allow us to manage and analyze these spatial relationships. Geography majors will be prepared for an exciting career in a variety of industries, both in the private and public sectors.

The science of Geography is the all-encompassing study of the planet upon which we live. Contrary to common public perception, it is not just the study of where things are, but rather the study of how those things came to be there in the first place, and how they have changed over time. 

This Geosciences - Geography Focus from Florida Atlantic University accounts for both the influences of nature (Physical Geography) and man (Human Geography). Physical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms, vegetation, soils, and water, with a view to understanding the physical layout of the Earth. Human geographers, meanwhile, are concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence – how people and their activity are distributed in space, how they use and perceive space, and how they create and sustain the places that make up the Earth’s surface. 

The Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) empower geographers to both map and analyze the spatial patterns associated with both of these sub-disciplines. While geographers will ultimately specialize in one of these areas of Geography, students seeking their bachelor’s degree will have the opportunity to study each prior to later concentration.

Careers:

Geography graduates are employed in a wide range of sectors, including the public sector, education, commerce, industry, transport and tourism. Furthermore, the job prospects for Geography majors is bright. 

Employers include:

  • Local and national governments
  • the military
  • police departments
  • private companies
  • environmental consultancies
  • environmental protection agencies
  • utility companies
  • charities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Weather and Climate
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Introduction to Mapping and GIS
  • Geosciences Honors Colloquium
  • World Geography
  • Introduction to Physical Geography

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. The school must send official transcripts. Required academic records must be original or certified true copies sent by the school in a sealed envelope. 
  • All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation. Students may also submit a NACES accredited evaluation.
  • SAT and ACT test scores are required for all freshman applicants as well as for all students with less than 60 credits from an accredited post-secondary institution.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 719 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • In-State

    201 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 201 USD per credit and a duration of .
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In State (FL) - $201.29;

Out of State (FL) - $719.84

Funding

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