The geographic perspective lets you understand our interdependent world and fragile habitat. It gives you the skills to understand the nature and implications of geopolitical, economic, environmental, and cultural shifts worldwide. It allows you to develop the tools for finding solutions to environmental, regional, and international problems. Equips you with the knowledge to explore biophysical changes shaping the planet. Prepares you to understand and apply maps and cutting-edge geospatial technologies to solving the most pressing human and environmental issues of the 21st century.
Students gain the knowledge and skills needed to understand our amazing world and are prepared to engage in careers that are dedicated to solving human, physical, and environmental problems and designing solutions for an interdependent world comprised of more than 7 billion people, speaking more than 7,000 languages, and inhabiting more than 190 countries. Learn transferable skills in problem-solving, information gathering and communication, thinking, planning and organization, teamwork and management, and many IT skills, which attract employers from an array of sectors.
With training in physical geography, human geography, human-environment interactions, and geographic information science, our programs prepare students for employment in a wide range of sectors, including public and private sectors, education, business, industry, government, transportation, geo-tourism, and environmental sustainability, and sustainable development.
Students may study in a broadly based general degree program or one emphasizing environmental studies. The degree may be fine-tuned for prospective educators. Specialize in GIS, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Regional Geography, and Secondary Education. Concentrations of study include Geo-tourism, Historic Preservation, Urban Planning, Environmental Studies/Analysis, Cartography, and Remote Sensing.
Studying Geography may lead to careers in the following: Business and Industry; Geo-Tourism; Geographic Information Science; Geospatial-Intelligence; Local, State, and Federal Government; Secondary Education - Teaching; Sustainable Development and Environmental Sustainability; Transportation Geography; or Urban and Regional Development