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B.Sc. On Campus


Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
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The Geography program at Portland State University gives students an appreciation and understanding of the human environment on global, regional, and local scales. It provides background and requisite training for careers in resource, planning, environmental, or education fields. 

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Coursework emphasizes systematic and regional approaches to understanding the physical environment and human-environment interactions. Techniques classes in GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and cartography) provide the tools to analyze complex local, regional, and global phenomena.

Geography majors find work in urban and natural resource management, spatial and GIS analysis, urban planning, map design and production and statistical analysis. Geography is the lead department on campus for training in GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and spatial analysis.


Geography majors find work in a wide variety of fields and positions:

  • Urban Planner/Community Development
  • Cartographer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Climatologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Transportation management
  • Environmental Management
  • Writer/Researcher
  • Teaching/Faculty

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Physical Geography
  • Maps & Geographic Information
  • Environment & Society: Global Perspectives
  • World Population and Food Supply
  • Apline Environment 
  • Severe Weather
  • Cultural and Political Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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    29286 USD/year
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  • National

    29286 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
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