Bachelor of Arts in Geography

The Geography degree at Kennesaw State University can be taken either as a face-to-face or fully online degree program.

As a geography major, you will study the human and physical landscapes of the Earth's surface. You'll develop an understanding of various aspects of the Earth, including its physical features, the role of humans in modifying the Earth, and the relationships between peoples and places. 

Geography considers many factors such as human culture, language, climate and weather, vegetation, landforms, trade flows, transportation, and cities. These are studied using geography's unique spatial perspective. Geographer Marvin Mikesell has labeled this perspective as the "why of where."

In addition to meeting the basic human and physical geography requirements, as a KSU geography major, you'll also select various related studies courses in the humanities and social sciences, the arts, the physical sciences, business, and other disciplines based on your goals. The variety of courses shows the interdisciplinary nature of geography and allows you to tailor your degree to your personal and career interests.

If you have already started a degree in another field, you'll see how well your other courses fit into your Geography degree requirements from KSU. A geography degree is interdisciplinary and can lead to a rewarding career in business, education, government, non-profit organizations, or research.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Geography Degree Pathway
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Geography Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Study Abroad – Department faculty regularly teach in study abroad programs which will provide you the opportunity to study geography, anthropology, and other subjects while immersed in the culture and landscape of another country.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Diverse Career Options – As a geography graduate, you will have varied career choices that will lead to quicker employment. 

What can you do with a Geography degree?

With your geography degree, you will have built vital research, communication, and analytical skills highly regarded by many employers. Below are a few career paths you may pursue:

  • Cartographer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Researcher
  • Surveyor
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Tourism Officer

Geography Degree Salary and Career Information

A career in geography offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in Geography from KSU.


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Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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Department of Geography and Anthropology

Kennesaw State University
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4042
402 Bartow Ave., SO 4042
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-2373

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