KSU offers first online geography bachelor’s in USG
The Kennesaw State University (KSU) online Bachelor of Art in Geography, a 123-credit hour program, began in spring 2015. This is the first completely online four-year geography bachelor’s program in the University System of Georgia (USG).
“Geography is the only subject that asks you to look at the world and try to make sense of it. The field never stops being exciting because that’s what geography is all about - trying to make sense of the world,” says Peirce F. Lewis, professor emeritus of geography.
Geography is the study of the human and physical landscapes of the Earth’s surface. It considers many factors such as human culture, language, climate and weather, vegetation, landforms, trade flows, transportation, and cities. These are studied using geography’s unique spatial perspective. Geographer Marvin Mikesell has labeled it the “why of where.”
In addition to meeting the basic human and physical geography requirements, KSU geography students also select a large number of courses in related studies. This illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of geography and allows students to tailor their degree to their personal and career interests. Related studies may be in the humanities and social sciences, the arts, the physical sciences, business, and many other disciplines.
Garrett Smith, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Online Geography B.A.
Department of Geography & Anthropology