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The Department of Geography offers courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts in geography. Minors in geography are also offered, as well as a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and wetlands science and management. The geography program is designed for students seeking professional careers in environmental fields, geographic information systems (GIS), education and for those going on to graduate study. Typical career fields include computer cartography and GIS, urban and regional planning, community development, environmental analysis, park ranger, intelligence analyst, hydrologist, climatologist, natural resources specialist, demographer, historic preservation specialist and numerous other environmental areas.

The Department of Geography has a number of physical facilities available for student use in conjunction with course work. Included are a cartography lab, a map library and a GIS and computer-mapping laboratory.

What are the degree options?

The Geography Department offers both a major and minor degree. They also provide certificates in both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as well as Wetlands Science and Management. Please see degree options for more information.

What can I do with my degree?

Typical career fields include:

Computer cartography and GIS

Urban and regional planning

Community development

Environmental analysis

Park ranger

Intelligence analyst



Natural resources specialist


Historic preservation specialist

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