Graduate and undergraduate geography students at the University of Idaho work on a project together.

B.S. Geography

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

The Science of Landscapes

Explore digital mapping, statistics and field methods to learn how changes in the physical landscape affect society, the environment and other important issues facing our world. Learn geospatial technologies like Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography, remote sensing and computational analysis and be prepared to address these issues in your career.

Fast Facts

  • Work alongside faculty members in our vibrant research environment
  • UI Geography Club/Bigfoot Research Society
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Program
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) analyst
  • Urban planner
  • Remote sensing analyst
  • Community planner
  • Transportation planner
  • Site selection analyst
  • Land and water manager
  • Hazard mitigation analyst
  • Climate adaptation specialist
  • Professor
  • Teacher
  • Survey or mapping technician
  • Cartographer
Job Placement


of graduates of the Geography program earn a job in their field after college.


Average starting salary
Degree Prep To prepare for collegiate geography courses, we recommend you take the following courses in high school:
  • Math
  • Sciences
  • English writing
Degree Roadmap
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-on Learning Many of your courses will include a lab, and you’ll also have opportunities to contribute to faculty research projects, including
  • Polar meteorology and remote sensing in arctic environments
  • Regional climate change in the Western United States
  • Forest disturbances and environmental change
  • Human adaptation to climate change in high latitudes
  • Natural resource applications of GIS in quantifying carbon fluxes
  • UI Geography Club/Bigfoot Research Society
  • College of Science Ambassadors