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.
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 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.