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BSc Geography

The Geography program at Portland State University gives students an appreciation and understanding of the human environment on global, regional, and local scales. It provides background and requisite training for careers in resource, planning, environmental, or education fields.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, March, September
Tuition Fee: $29,837 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Coursework emphasizes systematic and regional approaches to understanding the physical environment and human-environment interactions. Techniques classes in GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and cartography) provide the tools to analyze complex local, regional, and global phenomena.

Geography majors find work in urban and natural resource management, spatial and GIS analysis, urban planning, map design and production and statistical analysis. Geography is the lead department on campus for training in GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and spatial analysis.

Career

The Geography program at Portland State University gives students an appreciation and understanding of the human environment on global, regional, and local scales. It provides background and requisite training for careers in resource, planning, environmental, public affairs or education fields.

Geography majors find work in a wide variety of fields and positions:

  • Urban Planner/Community Development
  • Cartographer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Climatologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Transportation management
  • Environmental Management
  • Writer/Researcher
  • Teaching/Faculty
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Courses Included

  • Physical Geography
  • Maps & Geographic Information
  • Environment & Society: Global Perspectives
  • World Population and Food Supply
  • Apline Environment
  • Severe Weather
  • Cultural and Political Ecology