The Geography Curriculum is oriented toward the methodologies of social science in which the importance of location is stressed. Traditional regional studies and conceptual courses that deal with land use patterns, transportation systems, industrial location, the distribution of retail activities, city planning, and urban systems are augmented by technique-oriented courses such as map design and compilation, computer mapping, analysis of satellite images, statistical methods, and geographic information systems. These courses prepare students in both the concepts and methods of contemporary spatial analysis.
Students majoring in geography find careers are open to them in urban and regional planning, cartography, marketing research, transportation planning, real estate development, and teaching. As in the earth sciences, the greatest range of opportunities is open to those who earn Graduate Degrees.
If you are interested in Geography, please talk with the Geography Undergraduate Coordinator Jamie Strickland.