The program aspires to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in geography. by increasing students' abilities to understand how Earth's physical and natural systems function and how our human interaction with these systems affects their outcomes. Many career opportunities await the Geography program graduate in businesses, non-profit organizations, or virtually any level of government institutions.
The Bachelor of Science in Geography major is available through the Parkville Campus Center and Online. Students will complete a core curriculum of 5 courses along with 6 elective courses from geography or geology. All majors must also complete a minor, which may be any of the ones offered by the university; as well as a capstone assessment.
Details of Degree
All Geography majors must successfully complete the requirements for one (or more) of any of the minors offered by the university (18-28 hours) or for a second major. Since geography is a discipline that has subfields in virtually every other discipline, this requirement is intended to help prepare our majors to have additional knowledge in a secondary body of knowledge.
*Note: Only one course (3 credits) completed to fulfill the major coursework may also be counted as satisfying part of the minor requirements.
The Capstone Assessment must be completed by all majors during the final semester/term of their study, just prior to graduation. The assessment is an evaluation of the student's knowledge and skills related to the 5 Geography Program Competencies, each of which are aligned with one of the 5 required core curriculum courses. Students who are preparing to graduate must contact David Fox, Geography Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 8 weeks prior to graduation for details on how to complete the Capstone Assessment.
Liberal Education Requirements:
Any Liberal Education Requirements imposed by the university.
Any additional elective credits needed to fulfill the graduation requirements of the university.
Bachelor of Science Online Degree Completion in Geography
Online courses are offered in 8-week terms 5 times a year to help you achieve your educational goals in a flexible and academically stimulating format.
Requirements for Admission
To enter this geography Bachelor's degree completion program, a student must meet the following conditions:
See the Online Learning Admissions Process web page for detailed information about our application and admissions process.
Students will need to complete at least 30 semester hours through Park University, with 12 hours in their major in order to receive a degree from Park University.
A variety of credits may be transferred in from the following sources:
For more information on the transfer of credits, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.
Park University’s Degree Programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Major requirements for a degree program are established by the University catalog at the time the major is declared.
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