Geography

In the Geography program you will learn how to apply methods such as observation, visualization, analysis and modeling to explain the spatial relationships between people and their physical environments.

Take advantage of the department’s cutting-edge technical resources and hands-on research approach; learn how to use tools such as Google Earth, satellite image processing, computer mapping, global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) to stay ahead of industry trends.

You can earn a combined bachelor’s in Geography/master’s in Secondary Education Social Sciences degree, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.

We also offer the 3+3 BA/JD Program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You'll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Physical Geography
  • Urbanization
  • Earth's Cultural Landscape
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographical Inquiry
  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Weather and Climate

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Standard Concentration
  • GIS and Geotechnology
  • Urban Development and Planning
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Sustainability and conservation
  • Public policy and diplomacy
  • Urban planning
  • Imaging and mapping
  • Research
  • Natural resource management/consulting
  • Energy and technology work
  • Environmental monitoring and management

100%

100 percent of 2017 Geography graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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