Geography – Geodesign

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The USC B.S. in GeoDesign takes you further than a traditional geography degree. GeoDesign majors are never confined to the classroom. Whether in a studio, a research lab, or out in the field, GeoDesign majors benefit by working closely with faculty on important study and research. Venture even further afield by conducting primary research over the summer with world-renowned experts and faculty in international locations. Apply urban planning, geospatial technologies and environmental design principles from abroad to address a Los Angeles-area societal challenge. GeoDesign majors have investigated and presented their research at geography and other conferences on issues such as:

  • spatial inequities in access to water throughout Greater LA;
  • spatial complexities and institutional racism in City of Los Angeles hospital facilities;
  • social indicators and station proximity as factors in Expo line ridership; and
  • spatial inequities in those eligible for and utilizing the Cal-Fresh Benefits program.

Be among the first. Our unique academic collaboration and combination of approaches from architecture, planning, and geospatial science, make the USC B.S. in GeoDesign the first undergraduate interdisciplinary program of its kind. Map your own future, with a B.S. in GeoDesign from USC.

Geography helps to explain the world around us and the impact of natural and manmade events. The USC B.S. in GeoDesign arms geographers to make their own impact on the world.

Through coursework and research with world-class faculty from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC School of Architecture, and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, GeoDesign majors address complex issues such as population growth, rapid urbanization, water and energy needs, biological conservation, and climate change, as they prepare for professional careers and/or graduate studies.

A B.S. in GeoDesign can help you launch a career in:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geography
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Expand your graduate studies and professional options with GeoDesign.
Call Dr. Darren Ruddell, a lead faculty member in the GeoDesign Program, to learn more
(213) 740-0512.

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