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Updated 2012-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

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Geography

Programs

Geography is the study of phenomena and events on the earth's surface, including the activities of human beings. Technical skills in remote sensing, mapping, computer applications, GIS, survey research, and writing are the geographer's tools.

All terrestrial activities are subject to geographic analysis. Students in the program learn specific geographic techniques and their application on regional, national, and global levels. Studies in the field, and in effective communication and higher level problem-solving, further prepare students for immediate employment in entry level jobs and for graduate study.

Language study and a strong minor (such as computer science, applied public policy, international studies, space science, biology) enhance employment options for students with bachelor's degrees. Graduate study broadens employment opportunities.

Career Directions

Aerial Photo Interpreter
Cartographer
Digital Mapper
Geographic Consultant
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Practitioner
Land Use/Recreation Planner
Market Analyst
Park Ranger/Planner
Park/Recreation Planner
Teacher
Urban/Regional Planner
Also: Graduate Study

Preparation

Recommended High School Courses
Algebra
Computer Science
English
Geography
Social Studies
Speech Communication