Earning a degree in geography proves to the prospective employers that students can solve practical and scientific problems, they can utilize technology, and see the "big picture." A typical geography degree involves a wide variety of coursework within the discipline to represent all aspects of this fascinating wide-ranging subject for the students.


University of Szeged offer Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Geography.


A typical geography degree consists of coursework in geography and other disciplines. In many cases, the courses taken in other subjects fulfill a student's general education requirement. These courses can be in subjects such as chemistry, geology, math, sociology, foreign language, etc. The geography major students are able to select from plenty of interesting courses about all facets of geography. However, there are always core courses that every student major in geography must meet. These courses are:


Geography BSc

  • Chemistry in Earth Sciences
  • Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Physical Geology
  • Introduction to Geology
  • General Meteorology
  • Cartography
  • Introduction to Hydro-geography
  • Population and Settlement Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Economic Basics of Geography
  • General Economic Geography
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Geomorphology
  • Biology in Earth Sciences
  • Basics of Geoinformatics
  • Introduction to Environmental Protection and Quality control
  • Astronomy
  • Biogeography and Soil Geography
  • Physical Geography of Hungary
  • Human Geography of Hungary
  • Data Collection and Statistics in Social Geography
  • Basic Knowledge of European Union
  • Methods in Physical Geography
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Physical Geography of Europe
  • Human Geography of Europe
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Geographical synthesis

Geography MSc

  • Modeling and simulation
  • Introduction to Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Political Geography and World Economy
  • Space and Society
  • Research Methods in Geography
  • Project Management


In addition to these courses, a student working toward a geography degree might focus to a specific part of geography. The choices for a specialization are:


  • Geoinformatics
  • Landscape and Environmental Geography
  • Tourism
  • Regional development
  • Geography teacher


Every student is required to take one specialization.


Upon completion of all coursework and university requirements for a geography degree, a student is able to graduate and show the world that he or she is capable to solve geographycal problems and is an asset to any employer!