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Geography

The geography major is designed to expose students to the areas of human, regional, and physical geography, as well as geographic techniques. Most geographers work in four basic career fields: business, government, planning, and teaching. Geographers perform a wide variety of jobs in geographical areas, such as urban and regional planning, housing and community development, retail site location, environmental analysis, climatology, resource conservation, and cartography. Graduates trained in geography bring an awareness of global issues, sensitivity to cultural differences, and an understanding of how complex issues affect environmental matters.


General Information
College
College of Science and Mathematics
Department Website Department of Geology and Geography
Degree(s) Offered

Bachelor of Art in Geography

Bachelor of Science in Geography

Minor/Second Discipline: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Possible Employment Settings
  • Surveying firms
  • State, regional & local government
  • Real estate developers
  • Forestry
  • Publishers (textbooks and maps)
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Mining
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Mapping Agency
  • Bureau of Census
  • Scientific and research groups

 

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Construction
  • International Trade organizations
  • Agricultural organizations
  • Engineering firms
  • Elementary/secondary schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Architectural firms
  • Depts. of State, Defense & Commerce
  • Planning agencies
Occupational Opportunities
  • Aerial Photo Interpreter
  • Agricultural Ext. Agent
  • Air/Water QC Manager
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Community Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Mapper
  • Demographer
  • Earth Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Environ. Impact Analyst
  • Environmental QualitySpecialist
  • Facilities Planner
  • Forestry Technician
  • Geographer
  • Geo. Area Specialist
  • Geographic Attache
  • Geographic InformationSystems Specialist
  • Geophysics Assistance
  • Hazardous-Waste Planner
  • Historian
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial Planner
  • Industrial Developer
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Int’l Business Rep.
  • Land Developer
  • Land-Use Analyst
  • Land Economist
  • Location Expert
  • Map Analyst
  • Map Curator/Librarian
  • Map Editor
  • Nat’l Resource Specialist
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Property Manager
  • Photogrammetrists
  • Public Utilities Specialist
  • Real EstateAgent/Broker/Appraiser
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Site Researcher
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Surveying & MappingTech
  • Systems Analyst
  • Traffic Manager
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Weather Forecaster
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Writer/Author/Editor
  • Zoning Investigator

 

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Last updated: 8/2/2019