Degree requirements:

Geography, BA
Geography, BS

Minor: Geography (GEOG), Minor

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A Geography degree is designed to prepare students for a complex and constantly changing future through traditional topics such as political, urban, and economic geography, and courses on unique topics such as geography of sport, outdoor recreation, and global environmental change.  Courses to expect for this major include Physical Geography, Global Sustainability, Political Geography, and Biogeography.

Career Options

Geography is an especially attractive major for liberal arts students. Its body of theory and methodologies provide analytic techniques applicable to a wide range of occupations. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Urban Planning and Historical
  • Preservation
  • Resource Management
  • Cartographer
  • Geoscientist
  • Air Population Specialist
  • Aerial Photo Interpreter
  • Airline Researcher
  • Director of Planning and Zoning
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Transporting Planner
  • Forestry Technician
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Traffic Manager
  • Route Delivery Manager

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist students in an eight semester plan guiding them to graduate within four years. Students may use this as a guide as they plan their undergraduate education, but should adjust it to fit their personal goals.

BA - Geography
BS - Geography


The minor in Geography provides students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest from an international and geographic perspective, and is an excellent complement to a variety of degree programs such as Political Science, Sociology, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, International Business, Global Studies, History, Economics, and Geology, among others. The minor is designed to be completed in conjunction with general education degree requirements. 

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Geography Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

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337 Murray Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078