Bachelor of Arts (Geography)
Geography students study the interaction between people, natural events and the environment. Gain skills in field observation, laboratory analysis and computing techniques. You will also learn from leading experts and researchers.
|Duration||3 years full time
Part time available
More than just maps…
When most people think of geography maps, compasses and spinning globes come to mind, but it is much more than that – it is the ‘study of place’.
By studying the interaction between people, natural events and the environment geographers can help solve major ecological and environmental problems. Geographers are ‘big picture’ people, bringing together a combination of specialist skills to tasks such as:
environmental and town planning
environmental impact assessment.
What you will learn
Students enrolled in James Cook University’s Bachelor of Arts (Geography) will learn the skills required to analyse ecological and environmental problems.
You will learn to identify problems, evaluate explanations, analyse data and suggest solutions. On top of this, you will also complete practical and project work, both alone and in groups, gathering and interpreting information in the field as well as from written sources.
Specific skills include field observation and measurement, basic statistical procedures, computing techniques, and, in physical geography, methods of laboratory analysis.
Far northern opportunities
Students at James Cook University are lucky enough to have some of the most spectacular environments on earth right on their doorstep, including:
the Great Barrier Reef
world heritage-listed rainforests of the wet tropics
For students studying Geography at James Cook this means unparalleled access to environments that have been and continue to be areas of interest and valuable information sources for geographers the world over.
In addition to this students also benefit from the University’s close links with leading resource management agencies, such as:
Environmental Protection Agency.
Links with these organisations translate into exciting and relevant work experience placements and project work opportunities.
Geographers are ‘big picture’ professionals. They work for government or non-government agencies with interests in:
local and regional planning disaster planning
protected area management
With further study, Geography graduates can pursue careers as researchers and teachers at all levels of the education system.
Joint degree options
Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Arts degree can be combined as a joint degree in:
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.