BS in Geography – Human Geography Plot Your Course and Find Your Place


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Have you ever wondered about the bond between humans and the places they inhabit? Or how cultural, economic, and social factors shape our world? If so, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geography – Human Geography might be the right degree for you. Human geography is about studying the “where,” the “why,” and the “how.” It unravels the fascinating relationship between humans and their environment. Understanding this connection is vital, as it shapes our cities, societies, and cultures.

As a professional in the human geography field, you could potentially contribute significantly to society planning. You can help to understand population dynamics, urban development, and the distribution of resources, influencing the design of our future cities. Human geography informs urban planning. Its principles guide infrastructure development, public spaces, and housing projects to suit the community’s needs.

Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in geography – human geography is a program that takes you on a journey to understanding how humans are connected to their surroundings. This degree cultivates a unique set of skills and provides a broad perspective, opening doors to numerous career paths. If you’re curious about the world around you, this could be your ideal academic path.

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  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty’s online geography degree with a specialization in human geography allows you to pursue your education with flexibility. The 100% online format makes it easier to balance your studies with other commitments. And, as part of our commitment to providing affordable education, we’ve frozen our tuition rates for the past 9 years – and counting. Additionally, using digital platforms for learning can help you build technical skills. Proficiency in tools like digital communication platforms, project management tools, and digital research methodologies is increasingly sought after in the modern workplace.

At Liberty, our dedicated faculty and support team are here to guide you every step of the way. You can engage in stimulating discussions, receive personalized feedback, and ask questions through interactive online assignments. Furthermore, the curriculum at Liberty is taught through the lens of a Christian worldview so that you can enter your career field with a solid foundation of biblical insight. This integration of faith can help you grow personally and spiritually.

Our BS in Geography – Human Geography can help you develop a variety of sought-after skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, data interpretation, and the use of geographic information systems (GIS). Specifically, our human geography specialization incorporates urban planning, research methods, political geography, and more, providing a well-rounded educational experience. This broad perspective can help you understand complex global issues from various angles, and these skills can be invaluable in many career paths.

As you explore the world of human geography, you can gain an understanding of political and economic ideas, government institutions, the free market, public issues, and the Christian worldview regarding government and economics. You will also take introductory classes such as Probability and Statistics and Elements of Earth Science.

Additionally, you will delve into an introduction to geography and geographic research methods. As you continue your journey, you can begin to grasp the vital skills in geographic information systems (GIS) – skills that have become an essential part of working in the field of geography. GIS is used to map, create, analyze, and manage various data types. You can also study how different communities around the world survive and have the opportunity to discuss critical issues, such as social structure, power, religion, kinship, globalization, and more.

As you advance into your human geography specialization courses, you can discover how to use GIS to develop urban areas and solve urban problems. Gain an understanding of how military activities affect the environment, communities, and more. Examine characteristics of populations, such as size, structure, and development. Then, learn how those characteristics influence economic activities and quality of life. Finally, through our Research Verification course, you can learn how to verify assertions made from research through critical thinking.

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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!

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