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Bachelor of Arts in Geography: Environmental Geosciences

Why Choose a Specialization in Environmental Geosciences?

FOCUS ON THE COMBINATION OF PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS SYSTEMS. WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE, UF GEOGRAPHY MAJORS CONNECT TO A GREATER PURPOSE BY STUDYING THE EARTH WE LIVE ON AND OUR IMPACT ON IT.

College
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Geography
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Geography

The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a specialization in Environmental Geosciences degree is a joint program between the Department of Geography and the Department of Geological Sciences and is intended for students interested in land and water aspects of the environment.

This interdisciplinary degree includes curriculum that focuses on physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the environment and environmental systems. There remains a strong demand for scientists with quantitative interdisciplinary training in environmental geosciences to address, mitigate, and manage a multitude of complex environmental problems facing society. Choosing this pathway will prepare students to take on these roles.

As a joint program between the Department of Geography and the Department of Geological Sciences, the curriculum integrates foundational knowledge in physical geography and geographic information systems (GIS) with physical and historical geology, as well as earth materials. Specialized core courses include Earth Materials, Foundations of GIS, a Senior Seminar, and more. Areas of study covered by this academic program include disasters, water and mineral resource exploitation and management, environmental planning, earth science education, and environmental law. Students have the opportunity to tailor their coursework to meet their interests by selecting from an array of geography and geology electives to acquire the technical and systematic skills necessary for future application in their professional lives.


Important Dates

CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

What career pathways will a specialization in Environmental Geosciences help prepare me for?

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Water Management in Florida
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environment Protection
  • Environment Auditing
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN)
  • Emergency Management
  • Green Corps
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Environmental Planning
  • Earth Science Educator
  • Environmental Law

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.




WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR COMPETITIVE TRANSFER APPLICANTS?

Competitive upper division 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)

* NOTE: To choose this specialization, applicants must select Geography as their intended major and once admitted, select Environmental Geosciences as their specialization.

WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s B.A. in Geography with a specialization in Environmental Geosciences is a highly regarded interdisciplinary program that provides the stepping stone to acquiring research and analytical skills to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing issues for society, including urban expansion, multicultural integration, environmental disasters and climate change. Our program offers students a high quality online education, top faculty in the area, post-graduate opportunities – all for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs.

Designed for students seeking flexibility without compromising on quality, our online program stands at the forefront, providing versatile academic options with the same award-winning faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.