Geography Department

Whether you are interested in a career in international commerce, becoming a marketing and business geographics consultant or teaching geography to high school students, the Geography Department at SUNY Cortland can help you reach your goals.

The bachelor of arts program, with its foreign language requirement, prepares you for graduate school, international studies, international commerce and tourism development-related activities.

The bachelor of science program places a strong emphasis upon computer literacy and spatial analysis skills. The state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer lab will help you prepare for a career in business demographics and marketing analysis, environmental analysis or global trend analysis.

A dual major program will allow you to major in geography and qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12).


Students, faculty offered free global news briefings

Students can receive free daily news briefings on important international events.

Class Creates 'Flying Frogs' Proposal

Students visited the Adirondacks to hatch fixes for the park's economic and environmental issues.

Tenth Conference on Diversity Planned

Conference co-founder Noelle Chaddock returns to speak on April 13.

Open House Put GIS Major on the Map

Visitors flocked to learn about computer mapping and create a map with their hometowns.

Open House to Put GIS Major on the Map

Explore an exciting major during the GIS Day Celebration on Nov. 14.


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