Geography helps us to understand our rapidly changing and challenging world better. Critical thinking and understanding development trends and regularities of natural and social processes are integral to geography studies.

The bachelor's study program provides high-quality academic knowledge and develops research work skills and abilities. Students consolidate the acquired theoretical knowledge in seminars, practical and laboratory work, and field courses. The bachelor's program gives an in-depth insight into natural and human geography and regional and applied studies. Students acquire unique knowledge in geographic information systems (GIS), cartography and remote sensing courses. The final theses of the bachelor's study program confirm the importance of research-based studies in the branches of science represented by geography.

       

Study program director

List of essential study subjects student acquire during studies:

Landscape geography

Soil science

Biogeography

Human geography

Data analysis in environmental and earth sciences

Geography of Latvia

Earth physics

Geomorphology

Hydrology

Earth science

Climatology

Earth remote sensing

Geographic information systems

Applied studies in the basics of geography

Territorial development and planning

Applied geology

etc.

Geographers are professionals in demand in the labour market in public institutions and private sector companies. Graduates of the program are sought-after specialists at the Centre for Environment, Geology and Meteorology of Latvia, the Geospatial Information Agency of Latvia, JSC "Latvijas valsts meži", the Central Statistics Office, the State Land Service, city and county municipalities. Many geographers build successful careers in Latvia's most significant transport and logistics, communications, and energy companies.

Private companies created and developed by geographers are attractive employers. For example, the largest private cartographic company in the Baltics, "Karšu izdevniecība Jāņas sēta", was also established by geographers.

Geographical knowledge and practical work skills are essential parts of any team that requires solving complex problems, creativity and familiarity with spatial regularities.

Full-time studies: 6 semesters (3 years) Part –time studies: 8 semesters (4 years)  
Annual tuition fee - 2200 EUR
For admission in the autumn semester of 2022 – 50
Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Geography

Secondary education.