Marshall’s online geography degree among top 5

Staff Report

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s Bachelor of Arts in Deography online degree program, offered by the College of Liberal Arts, is ranked among “The 5 Best Online Bachelor in Geography Degree Programs” by

“ selected Marshall University’s program based on several weighted factors described in the article’s preamble, which include its popularity, annual income revenue, and media references,” said Monica Roberts, a representative with the higher education ranking website.

The geography program prepares students to interpret and construct maps; analyze and interpret earth processes and the processes of human geography; and evaluate world regional issues. Students also develop strong communication and critical-thinking skills. The degree completion program also focuses on climate change, natural resource management and environmental sustainability.

“We’re very proud to have national recognition for our excellent online geography program,” said Dr. Robert Bookwalter, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Marshall. “The faculty have done great, innovative work in making their courses available to students across the nation through online delivery.

“Now a broader group of students can learn from the exceptional faculty at Marshall,” Bookwalter said.

Marshall’s degree completion program requires students to complete 120 total credit hours with 35 hours of geography coursework. The online bachelor’s degree in geography program includes the following courses:

  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • World Regional Geography
  • Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography of the United States and Canada
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Severe Local Storms and Natural Hazards

To learn more about Marshall’s online geography program, visit

Staff Report