Get your B.A. or B.S. in Geography

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About the Major

Are you interested in the relationships between people and their environments? Explore the environmental, social, political, and economic processes that shape places and how the places we create in turn shape our lives. If you pursue the B.S. in geography, you can focus on:

  • Physical geography
  • Geographic information science
  • Land, water, and society.
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Learn about urban, political, economic, or cultural geography

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Analyze data and policy

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Explore natural and human-dominated landscapes


As a graduate of a field critical to the future of the planet, you will have multiple career opportunities:

  • International policy analyst
  • Environmental health and safety officer
  • GIS analyst
  • Land development project manager
  • Landscape and resource analyst
  • Emergency management professional
  • Urban sustainability consultant
  • Teacher


Sample courses include:

  • GEOG 210: Political and Cultural Geography of Globalization
  • GEOG 230: Our Changing Climate
  • GEOG 256: Sustainable Cities & Societies
  • GEOG 403: Applications of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 419: Cartographic Modeling for Natural Resources

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Laura Owen

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