Explore human interactions with the environment, and propose solutions to some of the world's most urgent problems, through our geography program.
Geography is an ideal major for students who embrace interdisciplinary learning and don't want to limit themselves to either social or physical science only. You'll be able to explore society and politics, environmental change and sustainability while also gaining skills in computing and geospatial technologies.
Earn valuable work experience in local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.
Enjoy smaller class sizes and an approachable faculty committed to student success.
Take a variety of courses covering physical science, social science and technology, among other topics.
Conduct research in several labs across campus, such as the Center for GI Science and Geospatial Big Data.
What You’ll Study
Popular geography courses include Sustainable Cities, America's National Parks, Global Food Politics and Geography of Human Rights. All geography majors complete their studies with a capstone seminar that involves project-based learning with community partners, such as Habitat for Humanity and the Harbison State Forest.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Urban Planner
- Natural Resource Manager
- Emergency Manager
- Geospatial Intelligence Agent
- Environmental Policymaker
Job Titles of Alumni
- ArcGIS Support Analyst
- Geospatial Systems Administrator
- GIS Specialist
- Territory Manager
- GIS Analyst
- GIS Field Technician
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $61,555
- Nonprofits and NGOs
Employers of Alumni
- GEOGRAPH Technologies, LLC
- South Carolina Department of Transportation
- Geo-Systems Design and Testing