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Geography - B.A. / B.S.

In the geography major, you can learn more about how people interact with and impact the environment — and vice versa. Our geography program is suited for students seeking a deeper understanding of humans' role in the world, especially related to economic, social, and political activities. We offer both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in geography. Both majors provide training in descriptive and analytical skills such as map reading, cartography, and statistics.

Careers

The geography major can provide preparation for a career in business, industry, or government. Geographers with bachelor's degrees are currently being placed in federal, state, and local administrative and planning agencies and in private firms that specialize in planning and development or in environmental and socioeconomic analysis. ge

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) DEGREE PROGRAM

The B.A. degree stresses the social and behavioral aspects of geography. The program focuses on the ways people have arranged themselves and their economic, social, and political activities on the surface of Earth. The B.A. degree is especially appropriate for students seeking a deeper understanding of the human experience and for students intending to pursue post-graduate work in geography or related disciplines.The B.A. program offers three options:

  • General Option
  • Human Geography Option
  • Nature/Society Geography Option

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) DEGREE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Science degree stresses the discipline's environmental perspectives. This program focuses on the ways people use environmental resources and how they arrange themselves and their economic, social, and political activities on the Earth's surface. You can choose from one of the program's three options to focus your study. The B.S. program offers three options:

  • General Option
  • Geographic Information Systems Option
  • Physical/Environmental Geography Option

Where Our Graduates Find Jobs

  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Universities
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Businesses

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