What to do after B.A in Geography?

What to do after B.A in Geography?

What to do after B.A in Geography?

PUBLISH DATE 20th September 2017

As the name implies Geography is the study of earth and its associated processes. The subject also identifies the demographic features, soil proportion, climate, and so on. The study of the subject can offer a rewarding and promising career to aspirants. The students can have specialization in a specific area of geography after graduation. This helps them to become expert in a particular area and to get employed in that field of industry.

B.A in Geography is a 3 year undergraduate programme which deals with the study of Earth and the various facets associated with it. This graduate course enables the candidates to go for both higher education options as well as for pursuing a job.

 

Higher Studies Options after B.A in Geography

There are many courses that are available for students to choose from after the completion of B.A in Geography. Below is the list of those courses-

  • Master in Geographic Information Science and Systems
  • Master in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science
  • Master of Arts in Disaster Management
  • Master of Arts in Environment and Ecology
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Arts in Geology
  • Master of Business Administration in Forestry and Environment Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Safety Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geographical Cartography
  • Master of Science in Applied Geography
  • Master of Science in Climate Science
  • Master of Science in Earth Science
  • Master of Science in Environment and Climate Change Management
  • Master of Science in Environment and Solid Waste Treatment
  • Master of Science in Environmental Management
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Geography
  • Master of Science in Global Warming Reduction
  • Master of Science in Disaster Mitigation
  • Master of Science in Habitat and Pollution studies
  • Master of Science in Mineral Exploration
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Development
  • Master of Science in Geo Informatics
  • Master of Science in Ecology and Environment Science
  • Master of Technology in Disaster Management
  • Master of Technology in Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Master of Technology in Environmental Science
  • Master of Technology in Environmental Science and Technology
  • Master of Philosophy in Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Master of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences
  • Master of Philosophy in Geography
  • Master of Philosophy in Political Geography
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Geography

Short Term Courses for B.A in Geography Graduates

  • Advanced Diploma in Computer Assisted Geography
  • Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
  • Diploma in Coastal Zone Management
  • Diploma in Geo – Spatial Information Science
  • Certificate Course in Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Certificate Course in Disaster Management (CDM)
  • Certificate Course in Entrepreneurship (CIE)
  • Certificate Course in Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Certificate Course in Environment and Impact Assessment
  • Certificate Course in Environmental Studies
  • Certificate Course in Environmental Awareness

Job Opportunities for B.A in Geography Graduates

Candidates after the completion of B.A in Geography course can find numerous job opportunities both in governmental as well as private sector. The aspirants can work in different departments and research organizations as Demographers / Climatologist / GIS and Remote Sensing Specialists / Regional and Urban Planners / Cartographers / Urban Planner / Forest Managers / Transportation Manager. One can also find job openings in developmental agencies concerned with demographic studies, rural upliftment andenvironmental matters.



Some of the specializations offered in Geography are

  • Behavioral Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Demography Geography
  • Development Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Feminist Geography
  • Health Geography
  • Historical Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Regional Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Biogeography
  • Climatology
  • Coastal Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Geodesy
  • Geomorphology
  • Glaciology
  • Hydrology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Limnology
  • Oceanography
  • Palaeogeography
  • Pedology
  • Quaternary science

Career prospects after BA Geography

Candidates after finishing a course in Geography can find employment opportunities both in governmental as well as private sector. It is possible to work under different government departments as well as in aided Colleges and Universities offering academic courses in geography. The aspirants can work in government and research organizations as

  • Agricultural Specialists
  • Cartographers
  • Demographers
  • Forest Managers
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Specialists
  • Regional and Urban Planners
  • Urban Planner
  • Climatologist
  • Environment Manager
  • Transportation Manager etc

Individuals can work in similar profiles in private sector also. They can also find job openings in applications of satellite technology and in developmental agencies involved in demographic studies, rural uplift, and in other environmental issues. In private sector the graduates can work as Real estate appraisers and also in marketing of demographic information.

Organizations providing jobs after BA Geography

Some of the organizations offering jobs for Geography graduates include

  • AABSys
  • AAM Geospatial Tech Pvt Ltd
  • Abet Soft Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Abra IT Solutions
  • ACE Televoice and Services Pvt. Ltd
  • ADCC Infocad Private Ltd
  • Advanced Geo-Tech Solutions
  • Albireo Telematics Pvt Ltd
  • Bhugol GIS Pvt Ltd
  • Bridge Technologies
  • CAD Planet Technologies
  • CE Info Systems (P) Ltd
  • Centre for Advanced Remote Sensing and Environmental Studies
  • DVP Geomatic Private Limited
  • Elcome Technologies Private Ltd
  • Enterprise Software Solutions

There are many private companies in India and abroad offerings jobs for Geography graduates. Apart from jobs mentioned above these professionals are well suited in travel journalism also. Some job profiles in Geography involve field work along with office work. The career opportunity for the subject has also increased due to introduction of GIS and satellite technology. The professionals in this field are highly rewarded both in India as well as abroad.

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