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Geography (B.A./B.S.) & Humanities (M.A.)

The linked B.A./B.S. program in geography and the M.A. in humanities makes it possible for exceptional students to count some graduate courses toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

Geography (B.A./B.S.) & Humanities (M.A.)


Description


What is Geography & Humanities at ODU like?

The linked B.A./B.S. program in geography and the M.A. in humanities makes it possible for exceptional students to count some graduate courses toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

Program Highlights


What makes Geography & Humanities at ODU unique?

  • Up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses can be applied to both an undergraduate and graduate degree

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

$87,810

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

$83,330

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary

$93,500

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

$67,390

MEDIAN SALARY


Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Geography & Humanities at ODU?

GEOG 418:
Quantitative Methods


A survey of and practicum in the basic techniques of quantitative research, including the logic of empirical research, the identification of data sources, and the use of appropriate statistical techniques. Prerequisites: GEOG 100S or GEOG 101S, GEOG 308 with a grade of C- or better. Pre- or corequisite: STAT 130M with a grade of C- or better.

HUM 602:
Theory and Methods in Humanities


This class instructs students in various theoretical and methodological approaches for conducting research within the humanistic disciplines. Students will become familiar with literary theory, critical/cultural studies, historical methods, qualitative social scientific approaches, and visual studies, as well as the conduct of research across disciplinary boundaries.

HUM 604:
Debates in the Digital Humanities


This class will emphasize the ways in which the digital humanities intersects with critical theory and cultural studies approaches to studying digital media. Students will gain an understanding of the emerging role of the digital humanities across several academic disciplines. The course employs an experimental immersive learning component. Prerequisites: HUM 601 and departmental approval.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Geography & Humanities at ODU?

Students entering the BA+MA,BS+MA program in Geography & Humanities should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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Professor & Chair


Name:

Dr. Jonathan Leib


Location:

9000 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3925


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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