Why Choose an Online Geography Degree?

Each place on earth is distinguished by a unique mix of natural resources, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. Geography is the study of both the natural events and human-made factors that explain the world around us. Geographers study what makes each place unique, and the connections and interactions between places.

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Geography
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Geography

Geography is a highly interdisciplinary department at UF, and a bachelor’s in geography can be one of the most exciting undergraduate degree programs at the university. By seeking your online geography degree, you can learn from world-renowned faculty and contribute to groundbreaking research, all while studying topics with great environmental and social significance. UF’s geography degree focuses on key issues within the human-environmental landscape and aims to cultivate specialized skills that are in high demand across today’s job market.

The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Geography degree program aims to prepare students for a career in environmental science, urban and regional planning, business geography, medical geography and geographic education. The online geography degree coursework provides an overview of the discipline with a core focus on human geography. It also seeks to prepare students for entry to graduate school in areas such as law, business, climatology, environmental science, or public health.

What can you learn?

Students can learn career-ready skills — such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, aerial photo interpretation, database handling and computer-based cartography — that can be used in regional planning, map production and environmental assessments.

Why choose UF?

Below are some more reasons why UF is a fantastic place to earn your geography degree online:

  • Outstanding faculty scholars dedicated to teaching: UF geography professors teaching in the online geography degree program are world-renowned in their areas of specialization.
  • Highly sought after job skills: Geospatial technologies have been recognized as one of three top growth industries in the U.S., and our B.A. in Geography program emphasizes the skills important to potential employers, such as GIS, spatial analysis, modeling and image analysis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average geographer earned more than $74,000 annually as of 2012, and employment of geographers is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Post-graduate opportunities: Because UF’s Department of Geography has long had a reputation for excellence and is extremely well known, we can help our undergraduate geography degree students find employment or gain entry to graduate school.
  • Well-ranked program: UF’s B.A. in geography program is considered one of the top geography programs in the United States.
What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and completed the following courses with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • Introductory Physical Geography (GEO 2200) and one additional Geography Course
    OR
  • One Geography Course and Introduction to Statistics (STA2023)

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014