Our faculty study everything from climate change over the past ten thousand years, to poverty and urban development, to how the internet is changing how we understand the places where we live. This big picture view of the world makes geography and sustainability degrees highly marketable: our graduates are helping with security management of the Boston Marathon, mapping global population for disaster readiness, and working as data scientists at the largest technology companies in the world.
The University of Tennessee Department of Geography & Sustainability offers BA degrees in Geography (five available majors) and in Sustainability (two available majors), a BS in GIST, and an MS and PhD in Geography. Our students work alongside faculty, study abroad, and develop marketable skills while helping community organizations and working in local governments, the private sector, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Geography allows us to improve our world by better understanding it. Geography is all around you!
BIG PICTURE, BIG IMPACT
WE NEED GEOGRAPHERS
“The US Bureau of Labor says the demand for these skills is expanding rapidly to meet new technological, environmental, and social needs.”