The Department of Geography offers both a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree in geography.
The bachelor of arts in geography focuses on the human and social processes that shape our interactions with our world. It is ideal for students interested in pursuing natural resource management, human rights, cultural geography, city planning or similar social science fields.
The bachelor of science in geography focuses on the physical sciences of geography and the connections between them to
understand humankind’s impact on natural environments. It is ideal for students interested
in pursuing climate science, GIS mapping or similar technical fields.
Students choose one of three concentrations:
- General Geography
- Geographic Information Science
- Physical and Environmental Geography
The minor in geography is a flexible program that you can tailor to fit your interests, whether they lie in human geography, environmental science, geographic information science, regional geography or hazards.
Interested in how climate and society interact? In how climate change might affect us? Explore a minor in climate and society.
Geospatial intelligence is a cornerstone of national security through its coordination of diverse methods of gathering and analyzing geographical data. The Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program gives you the critical thinking and problem-solving skills you need to confront and respond to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and military operations.
Double Down for Your Career
Can’t decide whether to study geography or another subject you’re passionate about? Why not double major? A double major in geography combines your passion with technical skills, giving you a more well-rounded education and a unique skill set for your career.