Where will this take me?


After completing the Geography major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

With a major in Geography, you can find careers with private environmental and planning firms, as well as consultancies. You can also work in government departments concerned with conservation, planning, housing, transport, international aid or hydrology.

Employers include Universities, DELWP, KPMG and Melbourne Water. Skills are transferable across many sectors, including commerce, industry, government and education.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Geography as part of your Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great foundation for the Master of Geography.

Other graduate degrees you could consider are:

Depending on the subjects you take in your Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a University, research institute, consulting company or not-for-profit.


Naomi Parris-Piper