Department Information

Chair:
Scott Anderson
Old Main, Room 138
Phone: 607-753-4107
Fax: 607-753-4114

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Majors/Minors

Students who major in geography may choose a program leading to the award of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. The bachelor of arts program includes a 13-hour foreign language requirement. The bachelor of science program incorporates a 13-hour sequence in computer techniques, environmental science, or demographics and business geographics in lieu of the foreign language requirement for the bachelor of arts.

Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Geography (7-12) [SST and GRY]

This program in the Geography Department allows students who major in geography to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in geography with additional course work and professional teacher preparation.

Career Potential

  • Junior high and high school teacher
  • Teaching adolescence social studies
  • Professional schools such as law or social work
  • Business
  • Government and non-profit agencies and organizations

Program Details for Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Geography (7-12) [SST and GRY]

Geographic Information Systems [GIS]

The applied geography courses place a strong emphasis on computer literacy and spatial analysis skills in preparing students for careers in site assessment, marketing and demographic analysis. The Geography Department's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer lab features state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Career Potential

  • Environmental GIS specialist
  • Land use planner
  • Marketing and business geographics consultant
  • Law enforcement analyst
  • Transportation planner
  • Emergency response planner

Program Details for Geographic Information Systems [GIS]

Geographic Information Systems Minor [GIS]

Geography Department
Old Main, Room 138
607-753-4107

 

The minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides an opportunity for students not majoring in Geography or GIS to attain sophisticated technology skills and competencies in computer mapping, cartography, spatial analysis and advanced geospatial applications. The department's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer lab features state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Program Details for Geographic Information Systems Minor [GIS]

Geography [GRY]

The Geography Department's bachelor’s program prepares students for graduate school, international studies, international commerce and tourism development-related activities.

Career Potential

  • Census Bureau data analyst
  • Military intelligence officer
  • International commerce
  • Tourism development planner

Program Details for Geography [GRY]

Geography Minor [GRY]

Geography Department
Old Main, Room 138
607-753-4107

Students who minor in geography are encouraged to select applied geography courses which place a strong emphasis upon computer literacy and spatial analysis skills.

Career Potential

  • Site assessment and planning
  • Marketing and demographic analysis
  • Environmental education
  • Community and economic development

Program Details for Geography Minor [GRY]

Geography: Concentration in Tourism Development [GRY/TOUR]

The tourism development concentration and the accompanying minor in the Geography Department focus on the planning, development and marketing of tourism at regional and community levels, and the development and preservation of cultural and environmental characteristics as tourism resources.

Career Potential

  • Travel industry planner
  • Transportation industry consultant
  • Local or state tourism agency staff

Program Details for Geography: Concentration in Tourism Development [GRY/TOUR]

Geography: Minor with an Emphasis in Tourism Development [TOUR]

Geography Department
Old Main, Room 138
607-753-4107

Students who elect the tourism development minor in geography focus on the planning, development and marketing of tourism at community and regional levels and the development and preservation of cultural and environmental characteristics as tourism resources.

Career Potential

  • Tourism planning and marketing
  • Transportation coordination

Program Details for Geography: Minor with an Emphasis in Tourism Development [TOUR]