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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.

The Wilderness Management and Outdoor Recreation Planning Degree is for students transferring to Bemidji State University with a Wilderness Management A.S. from Vermilion Community College.

Career Directions

  • Aerial Photo Interpreter
  • Cartographer
  • Digital Mapper
  • Geographic Consultant
  • Land Use/Recreation Planner
  • Market Analyst
  • Park Ranger/Planner
  • Park/Recreation Planner
  • Teacher
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Also: Graduate Study