Gain a Fundamental Understanding of How Geography Influences People’s Lives with Liberty’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geography Degree
Are you interested in earning a degree that can help you understand the full implications of geography and how it impacts the lives of people around the world? Perhaps you’re interested in several career fields, and you’re looking for a respected degree that can help make you a versatile job candidate. If so, Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science in Geography may be a great fit for you. Our geography program is offered 100% online with no set login times and no required intensives, so you can earn your degree from the comfort of home.
Geography is much more than the study of maps and state capitals — geography has helped weave the fabric of our history, and geographical implications are reflected through culture, language, economics, and social structures. Our geography degree online can help equip you with an understanding of regional and global geography, geographic information systems, and more. Partner with us and gain valuable geographic knowledge that can help you pursue multiple career paths.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Geography Degree?
As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, Liberty understands what it takes to design an online degree program that will challenge you to grow academically, personally, and professionally. Our BS in Geography was created with your success in mind, and at Liberty, you’ll benefit from the guidance of expert professors with years of real-world experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, geographers earned an average of $85,430 in 2020 — which is equivalent to just over $40 per hour.* Urban planning, another career field that our online geography degree can help prepare you for, is also known to offer above-average pay. In 2020, the average salary for an urban planner was $75,590, and demand for urban planners is projected to grow 11% by 2029 — which is much faster than the national average.** Liberty’s online geography degree can help you pursue these jobs and other well-paying careers upon graduation.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Geographers (viewed online June 9, 2021). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Urban and Regional Planners (viewed online June 9, 2021). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Geography?
In addition to general education courses, our bachelor’s degree in geography online features 3 main sections: foundational topics, major courses, and elective courses. In the foundational courses, you will study economics, government, probability and statistics, and the fundamentals of earth science.
Your major courses offer an overview of geographic research, geographic information systems, political geography, and physical geography. You will study regional geography, global issues in geography, and cultural anthropology. You will also study special topics in geography, human geography, and demography. In addition, our BS in Geography will guide you through the fundamentals of oceanography and meteorology.
Our Bachelor of Science in Geography degree allows you to earn a world-class education from the comfort of your home. Through this degree’s curriculum, you can become better equipped to analyze geographical landscapes and present lasting solutions to real-world issues that require geographical knowledge.
- GEOG 300 – Geographic Research Methods*
- GEOG 370 – Geographic Information Systems I
- GEOG 371 – Geographic Information Systems II*
- GOVT 440 – Political Geography*
*Course guide coming soon
Highlights of Our Geography Degree Online
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 7 years – and counting.
- To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
- Gain marketable, professional skills that can help you stand out to employers.
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
- Potential college credit for military training
Bachelor’s in Geography Degree Information
- This program falls under the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Course Guides (login required).
What Can You Do with a Geography Degree Online?
- Development surveyor
- Environmental consultant
- Geographic information systems (GIS) analyst
- Urban planner
Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees
Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- High school self-certification form
- Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.