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Department of Geography

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    Going Places

    Without geography, you’re nowhere. Learn how to navigate and interact with your environment as you build skills to address societal and environmental challenges.

Undergraduate Studies

In our undergraduate programs, you’ll learn how to interpret and analyze environments, how to find and understand data, how to use geospatial technologies and statistics and how to communicate your findings efficiently and effectively. The skills you build in the geography program can be used in many different careers. 

The Department of Geography offers both a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree in geography.

The bachelor of arts in geography focuses on the human and social processes that shape our interactions with our world. It is ideal for students interested in pursuing natural resource management, human rights, cultural geography, city planning or similar social science fields.  

The bachelor of science in geography focuses on the physical sciences of geography and the connections between them to understand humankind’s impact on natural environments. It is ideal for students interested in pursuing climate science, GIS mapping or similar technical fields.  
Students choose one of three concentrations:  

  • General Geography
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Physical and Environmental Geography

The minor in geography is a flexible program that you can tailor to fit your interests, whether they lie in human geography, environmental science, geographic information science, regional geography or hazards. 

Geospatial intelligence is a cornerstone of national security through its coordination of diverse methods of gathering and analyzing geographical data. The Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program gives you the critical thinking and problem-solving skills you need to confront and respond to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and military operations. 

Double Down for Your Career 

Can’t decide whether to study geography or another subject you’re passionate about? Why not double major? A double major in geography combines your passion with technical skills, giving you a more well-rounded education and a unique skill set for your career. 



 

 

 


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