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The Bachelor of Arts in Geography is a broad and integrative degree that spans departmental strengths in human and physical geography as well as geographic information science.

The Major

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Geography provides students with a comprehensive and varied exposure to all topical areas of study and major scholarly and analytic approaches within the discipline of geography, the study of Earth as the home of humanity. These topical areas include the study of the biophysical Earth, including atmosphere and climate, oceans, soil and landforms, rivers and lakes, and plants and animals; of the human Earth, including mind, activity, culture, society, population, and economics; and of geographically-referenced information and techniques for applying it, including cartography, remote sensing, mathematical modeling and statistics, and geographic information systems (GIS). Of the degrees offered by the Geography Department, the BA degree is especially designed to allow students to sample broadly across the topical domains and approaches of geography, and to explore their integration.

 Careers in Geography

  • Cartographers
  • Demographers
  • Educators
  • Emergency Management Planners
  • Environmental Consultants
  • GIS Analysts
  • Location Analysts
  • Public Health Officers / Consultants
  • Remote Sensing Analysts
  • Researchers
  • Transportation Planners
  • Urban, Regional and City Planners