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Courses for a Degree in Geography

Geography is the study of the physical features of the Earth, like continents and oceans.

For this major you’ll take lots of geography classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in geography.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in geography:

Geography Courses:

  • Principles of Physical Geography + Lab
  • Principles of Human Geography
  • Maps and Mapping
  • Map Conception and Development
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • World Regional Geography
  • Glaciers and Landscape
  • Physical Geography of Africa
  • Environmental Geopolitics
  • Urban Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Climate and Climate Change
  • Soil Geography
  • River Systems
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Geomorphology
  • Exploring Oceania  

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology