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Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Why Choose an Online Geography Degree?

A unique mix of natural resources, cultural practices, and economic and political systems distinguishes every place on earth. UF Online geography majors connect to a greater purpose by studying what connects our places and our people.

Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts
With a major in Geography
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Geography

Will My Credits Transfer?

Geography studies both the natural events and human-made factors that explain the world around us, examines what makes each place unique, and the connections and interactions between places. Geography is a highly interdisciplinary department at UF’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. An online Bachelor of Arts in Geography degree can unlock your potential to work with world-renowned faculty and contribute to groundbreaking research, all while studying topics with great environmental and social significance. This 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 careers 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, and prepares students to pursue further educational ambitions in graduate school in areas such as law, business, climatology, environmental science, or public health.

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

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What professions will a degree in Geography prepare me for?

  • Cartographer or Cartography Compiler
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Community Developer
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Geographic Information Systems Officer
  • Land-Use Analyst
  • Landscape Architect
  • Mapping and Analysis
  • Planning and Development Surveyor
  • Zoning Investigator

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 admissions requirements for a geography major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division & Second Bachelor's Transfer Applicants

Upper division transfer applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) and Second Bachelor's degree seeking applicants 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 (STA 2023)


  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.


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

UF Online’s B.A. in Geography is a highly regarded geography program that provides the stepping stool to developing 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 convenient online education, top faculty in the area, post-graduate opportunities - all for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite 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 geography degree graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.