So many places!
Training in geography equips graduates to integrate and synthesize information from multiple bodies of knowledge (from the environmental sciences to the social sciences and even the humanities) at a variety of scales. Because of this, geographers are uniquely prepared to meet the rapidly evolving demands of today’s industries, public agencies, non-profit organizations. You’ll find Geography majors in environmental science, urban planning, entrepreneurship, climatology, sustainability management, forestry and park service, education and political analysis. Geographers pride themselves on their ability to see the world from a ‘big picture’ perspective, understanding how people, places, and phenomena interact with each other across space and time. Plus the department actively supports its students in career planning and opportunity engagement.
Why Major in Geography?
Career Profiles in Geography
Internship Tip Sheet
“Geography 499 with Dr. Alderman was the most valuable class of my undergraduate career. During this jam-packed course, I polished my resumé, put together a professional portfolio, and discussed different careers in geography. May biggest takeaway, however, was Dr. Alderman’s emphasis on passion, specifically, how to hone in on passion and effectively express it to others. I find myself drawing up those keen insights as I begin to cultivate a successful, happy career.”
—Ellie Eggink, about her experience in the GEOG 499 capstone course
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.”