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B.Sc. (Hons) Geography is a three year course. Eligibility for the course is 10+2, intermediate cleared. Admissions for such course are on the basis of counselling after clearing entrance tests conducted by universities like University of Delhi and other depending on the colleges.

Some of the top colleges offering this course are:

  • Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha
  • Krishna Bora B. ED. College
  • Maharani College of Education
  • G.D. Bagaria Teachers Training College
  • College of Teacher Education (TW)

The tuition fees by average for B.Sc. (Hons) Geography comes between INR 8,000 to 1.3 Lacs for the span of three years.

It is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, media, and advertising, writing, and publishing; for graduate or professional studies in Geography, communications, or law; and for advancement in any field in which communication skills are important.

Major Job profile and designations for these graduates are geological assistant, development analyst, country or rural planner, environmental consultant, cartographer, recycling manager, weather analyst, GIS analyst, park ranger, travel agent, soil conservationist, landscape architect, water/land manager and tourismetc. The average salary for B.Sc. (Hons) Geography graduates is around INR 2 to 10 Lacs but this can be higher on the basis of experience and other factors.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Geography)

  • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Geography) in West Bengal
  • B.Sc in Delhi-NCR
  • B.Sc in Maharashtra
  • B.Sc in Chennai
  • B.Sc in Uttar Pradesh
  • B.Sc in Telangana

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduate
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 with science subjects
Admission ProcessBased on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests like University of Delhi for different colleges.
Course FeeINR 8,000 to 1.3 Lacs for three years
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 10 Lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesMedia and Journalism, Publishing industry, Teaching & research, Advertising & Marketing, HR/ Administration jobs in public and private sector, Hospitality industry, Translators, Technical Writers, Content Developers, Civil Services
Job Positionsgeological assistant, development analyst, country or rural planner, environmental consultant, cartographer, recycling manager, weather analyst, GIS analyst, park ranger, travel agent, soil conservationist, landscape architect, water/land manager and tourism

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography: What is it about?

Like many social science courses, geography tends to attract balanced, sociable individuals. B.Sc. (Hons) Geography course helps candidates to gain skills like the ability to view problems from a number of angles and to work in a group gained from fieldwork or project.

There are a broad range of careers open to a geography graduate. You could do anything from working in the war room of a royal navy vessel, to working with the environment agency, running housing schemes, or working almost anywhere is the public sector.

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography: Top Institutes 

Name of InstituteCity Fees
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar SabhaChennaiINR 25,000
Periyar Maniammai UniversityTamil NaduINR 1,30,000 
Krishna Bora B. ED. CollegeAssamINR 90,000 
Anand College of EducationGujaratINR 60,500
Om College of EducationTamil NaduINR 81,000 
G.D. Bagaria Teachers Training CollegeJharkhandINR 1.5 Lacs
Senthil College of EducationPondicherryINR 66,417 
Jangaon College of EducationTelanganaINR 40,910
SohanLal DAV College of EducationHaryanaINR 80,565 
AdiSankara Training CollegeKeralaINR 60,000 
Sundarabai B. Patil Women College of EducationKarnatakaINR 79340 
Maharani College of EducationTamil NaduINR 1,00,000 
NandurbarTalukaVidhayakSamiti s College of EducationMaharashtraINR 60,000 
College of Teacher Education (TW)TelanganaINR 50,500 
Shri M.D. Mehta Mahila B.Sc. CollegeGujaratINR 60,000
MatoshriGirijabaiDhobale Women's College of EducationMaharashtraINR 80,494
MaaVindhyavashini College of EducationJharkandINR 1,50,000
Elite Public B-Ed CollegeJharkandINR 1 Lac
Khoj T.T. CollegeJaipurINR 50,050
Kumaresh International B.Sc. CollegeJharkandINR 1 Lac

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography: Eligibility 

To be eligbile for admission to the course, students need to have cleared 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in aggregate or 45% marks in Geography. (10+2) or High School Senior Secondary exam by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any equivalent exam conducted by any State Board or Equivalent. All SC/ST candidates have a relaxation of 5% in the minimum aggregate.

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography: Admission Process

The admission process of this course is on the basis of the marks that are obtained din the 12th class examination. The better marks obtained by the student will have more chance for getting admission than the student with average marks.

List of Entrance Exams conducted by some of the universities or colleges are:

  • UP B.Sc Entrance Exam
  • IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) B.Sc Entrance Exam
  • Guru Nanak Dev University B.Sc Entrance Examination
  • Delhi University B.Sc Entrance Examination
  • Punjab University B.Sc Entrance Examination
  • Satyam College of Education B.Sc Entrance Examination
  • UttarakhandB.Sc Entrance Examination
  • Mumbai University B.Sc Entrance Examination
  • Bharathidasan University B.Sc Entrance Examination

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography: Syllabus and Course Description

Semester ISemester II
GeomorphologyHuman Geography
Cartographic Techniques (Practical)Thematic Cartography (Practical)
Disaster ManagementSpatial Information Technology
Geography of TourismRegional Development
Semester IIISemester IV
ClimatologyEconomic Geography
Statistical Methods in Geography (Practical)Environmental Geography
Geography of IndiaField Work and Research Methodology (Practical)
Advanced Spatial Statistical TechniquesGeographical Information System (Practical)
Rural DevelopmentSustainable Development
Semester VSemester VI
Regional Planning and DevelopmentEvolution of Geographical Thought
Remote Sensing and GIS (Practical)Disaster Management based Project Work (Practical)
Resource GeographyPolitical Geography
Urban GeographyHydrology and Oceanography
Agricultural GeographySocial Geography
Resource GeographyPolitical Geography

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography: Career Prospects

There are various job opportunities for B.Sc Hons Geography graduates. Some B.Sc.Geography Employment Areas includes Coaching Centres, Education Consultancies, Education Department, Museums, Publishing House and Research and Development Agencies

With further qualifications or training, you could also teach geography, do urban design or town planning, or become a chartered surveyor. Other options include:

  • geological assistant
  • development analyst
  • country or rural planner
  • environmental consultant
  • cartographer
  • recycling manager
  • weather analyst
  • GIS analyst
  • park ranger
  • travel agent
  • soil conservationist
  • landscape architect
  • water/land manager
  • tourism

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
TeacherJob responsibilities for high school and middle school Geography teachers include developing students' writing and reading comprehension skills, administering tests and evaluating students’ progress throughout each term.2 to 3 Lacs
GIS AnalystsGIS analysts, or geographic information systems analysts, perform analysis on data sets stored in a GIS database. GIS databases were originally created to help cartographers and geographers with mapping and surveying techniques, but the databases are now used in a wide variety of industries around the world.3 to 4 Lacs
GeographerA geographer uses qualitative and quantitative methods to gather and analyze data, synthesizing it into maps, reports, and other usable formats. Geographers specialize in the study of physical and human characteristics of an area, such as vegetation or population density. Employment often requires at least a bachelor's degree - and more commonly a master's degree - and relevant experience. Professional GIS certification may also be required.5 to 6 Lacs
SurveyorSurveyors use specialized instruments to measure distances and features along the Earth's surface; their data is used to make maps and develop the details in construction and engineering projects. The work of surveyors is also used to establish boundary lines on parcels of land.4 to 5 Lacs
Public Relations OfficerPublic relations (PR) is about managing reputation. To provide support and understanding to the clients as well as to try to influence them by your opinions and behavior. All means of media and communication should be used to manage the reputation of the customers.2 to 4 Lacs
Postsecondary Geography TeacherCollege Geography and literature professors or instructors are charged with refining the interpretive, compositional and critical thinking skills of their students through discussion and exploration of Geography literature. Many professional writers find teaching college Geography and literature to be a perfect position, because there is often ample free time to pursue individual interests and seek outside publication. The demand for college teachers, who generally must hold doctoral degrees, is growing as more and more people attend college.3 to 4 Lacs
DrafterA drafter takes the designs of an architect or engineer and, using specialized software, turns them into technical drawings or schematics that can be used for construction or production. Areas of specialty include aeronautical, architectural, civil, electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pipeline drafting. Drafters usually hold a certificate or associate's degree in drafting. Voluntary professional certification may be earned.4 to 5 Lacs

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