Updated 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
- Geography, B.A. major
Physical Geography Emphasis
Geographic Information System Emphasis
Social Studies, B.A.
- Wilderness Management and Outdoor Recreation Planning, B.A.S. major
- Geographic Information Systems minor
- Geography minor
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.
- Aerial Photo Interpreter
- Digital Mapper
- Geographic Consultant
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Practitioner
- Land Use/Recreation Planner
- Market Analyst
- Park Ranger/Planner
- Park/Recreation Planner
- Urban/Regional Planner
- Also: Graduate Study
PreparationRecommended High School Courses
- Social Studies
- Speech Communication