Geography Major

There's more to geography than locating state capitals and identifying mountain ranges and rivers. Geographers predict the weather and analyze environmental changes; they deal with issues of population such as where population is greatest and why and how populations change and have changed. They work in tourist development and for international businesses.

Career Potential

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

What Will I Learn?

Your course work includes:

  • Physical geography
  • Cultural geography
  • Human geography and global development
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Systems

Concentration Options

Special Features

  • High-tech training in a friendly, supportive environment
  • ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) authorized learning center with 25 GIS workstations – learn advanced applications including network and 3D modeling applications
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) – master field survey techniques using the lab GPS base station and handheld units.
  • Student-faculty research opportunities

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with these opportunities:

  • Internships with local, state and federal agencies
  • Study abroad options at locations such as the Australia Zoo.

Next Steps

Contact Us

Chair: Wendy Miller
Office: Old Main, Room 138
Phone: 607-753-4107
Fax: 607-753-4114

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 120

Excellence

We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Kendra Nelson Memorial Award
  • Olive C. Fish Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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