BS In Geography Human Geography
Credit Hours
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024
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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 (BS) in Geography degree may be a great fit for you. Our geography program is offered 100% online with no set login times and no required intensives so that you can earn your degree from the comfort of your 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, and social structures. Our online geography degree 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 program 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, the median pay for geographers was $88,900 in 2022.* Urban planning, another career field that our online geography degree can help prepare you for, is also known to offer above-average pay. In 2022, the median salary for an urban planner was $79,540, and demand for urban planners is projected to grow 4% by 2032.** 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 Oct. 20, 2023). 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 Oct. 20, 2023). 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 topics such as geographic research methods, human geography, and regional studies in geography. 

Your major courses will offer an overview of geography, helping you gain the fundamental skills needed for your specialization courses. The program also takes a look at geographic information systems (GIS), which is a highly valued skill in the world of geography today. Through our carefully crafted curriculum, you can become better equipped to analyze geographical landscapes and present lasting solutions to real-world issues that require geographical knowledge.

Taking your educational journey a step further, our BS in Geography program allows you to pick a specialization. This gives you an opportunity to tailor your degree and explore the topics that most interest you. To complement and consolidate your learning, a capstone course awaits you at the end of your degree program. This culminating experience is a synthesis of your geographical knowledge and skills, fostering a refined understanding and appreciation of the world’s interconnected landscapes. Through this course, you can display your proficiency, ingenuity, and readiness to embark on a successful career in the multifaceted world of geography.

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Highlights of Our Online Geography Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best 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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 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.

Military Benefits for Our Online BS in Geography Program

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

Online Bachelor’s in Geography Degree Information

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Potential Careers for BS in Geography Graduates 

  • Development surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geographer
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) analyst
  • Journeyman geospatial analyst
  • Military geographer
  • Physical scientist
  • Urban planner

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degree

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**
  • Official high school transcripts or official GED test scores are required for an official admissions decision
    • Students may be allowed to enroll in up to 12 credit hours with Liberty with the submission of an unofficial high school transcript and our 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. 

Online Geography Degree Specializations 

Human Geography 
Physical Geography