Geography, BACHELOR OF ARTS

International and Public Affairs

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The BA in Geography educates students in the study of the spatial patterns of human interactions with natural and built environments. Geography includes regional studies, and many students become experts in Latin America, Asia, Africa, or other world regions. Geographers confront real world problems including the causes and consequences of climate change, racial and ethnic segregation in cities, conflicts over boundaries and territories, industrial location, and agriculture production and food distribution, to name only a few. Graduates will find employment opportunities in a wide variety of careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Students acquire a global perspective and valuable skills including social survey techniques, ethnography, social statistical sampling methods, computerized social data analysis, and computer-based mapping of social phenomena.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer student with less than 60 transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with 60 or more approved credits. Click here for the details.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Wages & Employment Trends for Geography Teachers, Postsecondary:

Florida Median income$73,960
Florida rate of growth+15%
National Median wages$71,320
National Projected growth +11%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1064.00

Contact Information

Geography
MMC: SIPA 340 | 305-348-2247
http://gss.fiu.edu