Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$318 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Geography and Geospatial Science – Online

Careers

Your career opportunities as a graduate of this program are bright because OSU's geography and geospatial science alumni are well-prepared to tackle issues concerning natural resources, the physical environment and the latest computer mapping and analysis techniques. Geography is central to many important global matters including land-use planning, conflict resolution and global security, and adaptation to climate change.

Career opportunities for OSU program graduates

Financially rewarding jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, geographers had a high median salary of $76,860 in 2017, while cartography and photogrammetry are among the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. with 19 percent job growth expected through 2026.

Program graduates work in diverse and rewarding careers that offer a challenging mix of creative and analytical thinking. They are employed in fields such as planning and resource management (federal, state, city and county levels); cartography; remote sensing; photogrammetry; geospatial intelligence; and geographic information systems.

Employers of geography and geospatial science graduates

  • U.S. Department of Interior
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Peace Corps
  • Washington Department of Ecology
  • Oregon GIS Service Center
  • Consulting firms
  • Forest industry firms
  • Mapping firms
  • Remote sensing firms

A pathway to a Graduate Certificate in GIScience

Oregon State Ecampus also delivers an online Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). Earning your B.S. in Geography and Geospatial Science is a natural gateway for you to apply to graduate school and pursue an advanced certificate in a related field.

Career Development Center and other resources

Explore career information and other jobs resources on Oregon State’s Career Development Center website.

Ecampus Career Services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Ecampus Career Services, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.

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