About this Program

In Geography, the department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The geography program is designed to give students a broad base of geographical training and an understanding of human-environment interrelationships.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunity to specialize in one of three concentration areas: urban planning and emergency/hazards management, environment and resources, and geographical information systems (B.S. only)

AT A GLANCE
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Degree Earned
B.A. or B.S.
Delivery Modes
On-Campus

Careers

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Geographers

$76,790 Median Salary

Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists

$91,080 Median Salary

Research or develop geospatial technologies. May produce databases, perform applications programming, or coordinate projects. May specialize in areas such as agriculture, mining, health care, retail trade, urban planning, or military intelligence.

Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

$87,810 Median Salary

Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

$107,180 Median Salary

Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.

Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Geography at ODU?
Students entering the B.A. or B.S. program in Geography should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Transfer

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Cost

Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Non-Resident
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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Contact

Associate Professor

7012 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS
NORFOLK, 23529