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
$309 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 nearly all courses in this program online, with one or a few site-based courses required. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Geography and Geospatial Science – Online

Curriculum

The coursework in Oregon State’s online geography and geospatial science program will provide you with an in-demand skill set to help you address business, land use, natural resource, planning, transportation, natural hazards, national defense and public safety challenges worldwide. 

Geography is a scientific discipline that explores people’s relationship with their physical environment and natural, cultural and built resources. The curriculum in this program focuses on relevant topics including water, climate and society; hazards and resources; and human-environment relations with an international perspective aimed at enhancing global awareness.

Degree requirements

To earn your degree in geography and geospatial science, you must complete 180 credit hours including 85 credits of major coursework.

  • Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  • Geography and geospatial science major: 85 credits (includes 31 credits of upper-division geography and geospatial science electives)*
  • General electives: as needed to meet the 180 credit minimum to graduate

Computer software requirements

*Please note: Three required major courses utilize ArcGIS Pro software that is not Mac-compatible. Your PC must meet these requirements: 

  • Operating system: A 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Processor: A quad-core Intel Core i5 2.4GHz processor or better
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM or more
  • Storage: 32 GB or more on a solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Monitor/Video card: SVGA or better resolution display (1024 x 768, 24-bit graphics)
  • Video/Graphics adapter

See Open GL or DirectX adapter and additional system requirements at the ArcGIS Pro website.

Please refer to our B.S. in Geography and Geospatial advising worksheet for full details. You can also view the program's major requirements and a full list of classes on Oregon State’s official academic catalog. For additional information about the baccalaureate core, please visit our bacc core details page.

Transfer credit

Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance into OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the Single Course Search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

Add a minor

As an Oregon State Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. OSU boasts a diverse offering of minors online, giving you a great way to enhance your studies and gain a competitive advantage in the job market.

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