Bachelor's Degree in Geography. Department of Geography. Faculty of Environment, Geography and Applied Economics. Harokopio University.


• Acquire an organized and complete knowledge system that includes basic knowledge of positive and social sciences with particular emphasis on the development of methodological and technological tools.
• Acquire the ability to form and compose cognitive clusters so as to study natural and socio-economic phenomena and processes/procedures within the area.
• Acquire detailed knowledge of methodological tools of social and scientific disciplines and technological tools of information technology to analyse spatial phenomena and formulate scenarios for geographically futures.
• Are provided with systematic and comprehensive knowledge that can incorporate new developments in the field of Geography and particular physical geography, human geography, space planning and geo-informatics.
• Distinguish the different aspects of natural and social-economic phenomena and processes/procedures, and of their interactions.
• Recognize various phenomena (social, economic, environmental) and interaction processes/procedures at different scales of space, as well as distinguish the needs of different social groups in a variety of spatial and socio-economic contexts.

• Make effective use of the methodological and technological tools necessary to implement the knowledge they have gained.
• Evaluate the physical and socio-economic phenomena and processes/procedures, applying the most appropriate tools.
• Know to implement both field and office work.
• Intervene through design but also through actions in the field.
• Monitor through indicators and evaluation systems natural and socio-economic phenomena and processes/procedures, organizing any interventions required.
• Evolve and adapt their knowledge to the wider field of Geography.
• Communicate and interact with scientists from different disciplines in order to promote interventions in space.
• Promote the use of new technologies in scientific and cognitive fields linked to the analysis-interpretation-setting of space.

• Further develop and evolve their knowledge and skills, constantly adopting new technologies and adapting their knowledge in the ever changing environment which they are asked to handle.
• Plan and apply the specialized knowledge and skills acquired within the geography curriculum, since they have indulged in promoting interdisciplinarity of phenomena and necessity of integrated approaches for their study.
• Promote the solution of problems associated with the design and implementation of interventions in space.
• Promote the development of knowledge, techniques and practices in their wider professional field.
• Autonomously undertake responsibility for education and training in the field of Geography and individual specialties, as well as for evaluation of their performance.
• Cooperate and discuss with various disciplines in an interdisciplinary and scientific environment, contributing, through synthetic knowledge, to the approach of natural and socio-economic issues as to their impacts in space.
• Exercise management regarding interventions in space.
• Know the correct relationship between the necessary office and field work to understand any particular problem in space.

Further Information

The undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Geography is based on five general educational principles:
1. Single constitution of the subject of Geography and avoid, first, the formal separation between natural, human and applied geography and, secondly, very early specialisation in the initial years of undergraduate studies.
2. Communication and complementarity with other scientific areas, distancing from the one-dimensional approach and promotion of interdisciplinarity.
3. Development of critical thinking to students and promotion of educational methods that give weight to individual and group projects, as well as offer of optional courses.
4. Emphasis on laboratory exercises and short- and long-term field trips and development of skills for both field and office work.
5. Recognition and acceptance of pluralism of interests and future professional or academic orientations within the broad subject of geography.

Relation To Employment

Holders of the Bachelor's Degree can work in:
• Central Government (Ministries, Public Bodies, Hellenic Statistical Authority) and Local and Regional Administration (Municipalities, Regions).
• Education (Universities, Technological Institutes, Private Colleges, Vocational Training Institutes).
• Research (Academic Research Centres, Research Institutes).
• Cadastral, Environmental, Surveying and Architectural offices (urban-planning studies, surveying, environmental impact studies).
• Consulting services (Vocational Training Centres, Consulting Services, Development Agencies).
• Businesses that leverage the capabilities of the Web (Google, web services, map services).
• Non Governmental Organisations, institutions of civil society (for various social, economic and environmental issues).
• International Organizations (UNHCR, World Bank, European Union).
• Businesses interested in spatial organization and location of their activities (organization of transnational production networks for processed products, development of web retailers).


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.