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Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Clark University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Massachusetts
Fall 2021

Massachusetts
Spring 2021

Massachusetts
Fall 2022
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Program description

Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Why are things located where they are? What makes societies and biophysical environments different from place to place? How does distance affect access to the things all species need to survive and flourish?

As a geography major, you will use the concepts of place and space to better understand the physical and social processes that shape our planet and to address societal and environmental challenges. You will explore why places are different; the economic, political, and cultural systems that connect us locally, regionally, and globally; and how we shape — and in turn are shaped by — our environment.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

For 2021-2022 entry, Clark University has no application fee.


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Program content

As a geography major, you will take one course in each of four concentrations: earth system science; human-environment/nature-society; globalization, cities, and development; and geographic information science. You also will take a course in both research methods and skills, as well as four courses in an area you want to explore in depth, and a capstone experience. Additional information about the geography major and minor is available in the Program Guide for Undergraduate Geography Students (PDF).

If you qualify, you can apply to join Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geography honor society. Each year, the Graduate School of Geography recognizes three seniors and one junior with paid awards: the Ellen Churchill Semple Award, the IDRISI GIS Excellence Award, the NCGE Excellence in Scholarship Award, and the Strabo Award.

Skills you will learn include:

  • Knowledge of how the natural world and human society are connected
  • Theoretical and practical skills to understand the processes of physical and social change
  • The ability to apply classroom learning to solve real-world problems

Scholarships & funding

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Tuition fees

CLARK UNIVERSITY COST OF ATTENDANCE

Tuition | $49,950

Standard Housing | $6,000

Standard Meal Plan | $4,150

Health Insurance | $1,793

Other Fees | $900

Career opportunities

At Clark you’ll get more than a great education; you’ll also be prepared for a long, productive career and life of consequence. And once you’ve completed your degree, you can join other Clark alumni who have gone on to work for great organizations and attend some of the best graduate schools in the world.

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Clark University

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, about 40 miles west of Boston. Clark is a global community; 15% of our student body is international, representing more than 80 countries....


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Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews.

Jamie Joseph
Before coming to Clark, I had only ever associated geography with maps and physical land features, yet as a first year I took a course called American Cities: Changing Places and Community Spaces (essentially the history of urbanization) which sold me on the major. Although geography does examine the world through maps created in GIS and the phy...
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Noah Rowan
When most people think of Clark and Geography, the graduate programs often come to mind first. After all, in a nationwide ranking, Clark was deemed the No. 1 Graduate School of Geography according to the NRC. However, Clark's undergraduate programs receive the same level of care and attention. At Clark, Geography is a commonplace undergraduate m...
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Sadie
I took my first geography class (quantitative methods) to waive some requirements, first semester freshman year -- and I enjoyed the class so much, I asked the teacher for recommendations. After taking another geography class, I went to Clark's faculty directory and emailed every single professor on there asking if they would be willing to sit d...
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01610 Worcester Massachusetts
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