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Overview

Geography

Geography is a unique spatial science that synthesizes interactions between human society and physical environments to develop a broad understanding of the distribution and organization of both physical and human landscapes and environments. Geography students develop strong analytical and communication skills, including methods of geographic observation, data collection, analysis, mapping, modeling and reporting of findings.

Geography, Program Brochure

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Geographers work for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits in a wide range of fields to help improve our environment, promote livable communities, increase economic and human development, facilitate local and national security, and much more.

POTENTIAL JOBS

Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the areas below!

Environmental/Physical Geography

  • Air Quality Specialist
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Climatologist
  • Environmental Planning Consultant
  • Water Resources Specialist
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Emergency Management Specialist
     

Human/Cultural Geography

  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Market Researcher
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • International Development Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Public Health Officer

Geospatial Technologies

  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Surveying and Mapping Technician
  • Satellite and Aerial Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Geo-intelligence Specialist for National Defense
     

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Arts for (AA-T), Geography

Geography (AA-T) Curriculum Guide

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FAQ

What is Physical Geography?

If you enjoy the natural environment and outdoors, then physical geography is for you. Physical geographers study weather and climate, vegetation and animal habitats, river and ocean processes, natural disasters, and much more. Many students interested in environmental issues major in physical geography.

What is Human Geography?

If you are curious about current events and the cultural, economic, and demographic diversity of the world, human geography is for you. Human geographers study population growth, migration patterns, economic development, urban growth and transportation, food and hunger, regional themes such as the rise of China and instability in the Middle East, and more.

What is Geospatial Technology?

If you are interested in applying cutting edge technology to critical local and global issues, geospatial technology is for you. Geospatial technology includes the use of satellite and aerial remote sensing to capture data about physical and human landscapes, digital mapping technologies known as geographic information systems, and mapping and data collection with global positioning systems. Geospatial technologies are essential tools used by both physical and human geographers.