Bachelor of Geography at the University of Wollongong Australia

The Bachelor of Geography covers a broad range of topics which are still relevant today. By knowing, interpreting, and anticipating both the human and physical environments, geographers contribute to the shaping of the future.


The Bachelor of Geography covers a broad range of topics which are still relevant today. By knowing, interpreting, and anticipating both the human and physical environments, geographers contribute to the shaping of the future. 

Here, you'll study about the human and physical forces that shape the globe, as well as the political, social, and environmental issues that arise as a result of human interactions with the earth. 

Geographers help people understand and plan for a sustainable, socially just, and resilient future. When anthropogenic climate change is recognized and anticipated rises in sea levels, bushfires, and flooding are expected, geographers' expertise has never been more important.

Students can engage in multidisciplinary studies in their first and second years, based on a solid common foundation of mandatory basic human and physical geography disciplines. Students will have to choose and complete a specific stream in their third year. 

This geography course will provide students with the skills, talents, and competencies that companies are looking for, as well as a solid foundation for future professional development.

What you will study

Here, you will learn about logical and critical thinking, creativity in problem-solving, practical research, organization and project management, numeracy, statistical literacy, computer applications (including geographic information systems), and effective communication. 

After the learning period, you'll apply these skills to physical and human geography problems, looking at the natural environment, its processes, and their interactions with human civilization, as well as how the natural world shapes and is shaped by it.

These studies will cover-

  1. Climate change

  2. Biogeography

  3. Coastal and fluvial ecosystems

  4. People and geography.

  5. Urban and regional societies

  6. Spatial geography

  7. environmental management.

After graduation, high-achieving students interested in continuing their education or pursuing a job in research can consider earning a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree. Students can enhance their geography knowledge while pursuing their postgraduate research aspirations with this one-year degree.

Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements about what the student should know, understand, and be able to do when the course is over. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad and comprehensive understanding of human behaviors, physical patterns, and processes that affect the Earth and its environment at all scales, from local to global to temporal.

  1. Critically evaluate information and data to assess approaches and frameworks employed in certain locations, places, or contexts.

  1. In professional contexts, they work successfully and productively as part of a team.

  1. Recognize and explain real-world difficulties that demonstrate geography and its academic sub-disciplines knowledge, while accepting challenged understandings, such as Indigenous perspectives.

  2. Assess feasible solutions to real-world geographic problems using scientific methods, evidence-based knowledge, and appropriate research methods, particularly those involving fieldwork.

  1. Identify, synthesize, and evaluate data, information, outcomes, and literature on geographical concerns.

  1. Communicate geographic knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences using appropriate tools and communication talents.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to guide and reflect on one's own intellectual and ethical growth.

Career Opportunities

Geographers work both for the government and for private companies. You will also learn how to use the most recent technology in spatial analysis and satellite imaging in these settings. These skills are highly sought after in a range of fields, including government, industry, and consultancy.

 Examples, such as

  1. planning, 

  2. state and federal governments. 

  3. environmental agencies, 

  4. IT geographic information sector, and

  5. education. 

Graduates of geography programs are equipped for a wide range of jobs throughout their life. The University of Wollongong's Geography degree includes practical laboratory and fieldwork activities that take advantage of the Illawarra's diverse environment, which includes urban and heritage landscapes, coastal landscapes, rainforest escarpment, and freshwater ecosystems.

$94,320 per course
  • Level
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    30% tuition fee waiver