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).


Professors earn Distinguished rank among SUNY colleagues

April 30, 2024
Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Beth Klein were given the SUNY system’s highest academic promotion.

Student researchers make the most of summer experience

Aug. 17, 2021
Nine high-achieving students earned a summer undergraduate research fellowship in 2021, helping them pursue full-time scholarly work with a faculty member.

Faculty engage students in drone startup pitch contest

March 8, 2021
Students examined how drones might be used in world-shaping business settings.

GIS Day 2020 goes virtual this year

Nov. 10, 2020
The technology that promises to solve the world’s problems can be checked out on Nov. 18.

Developing a virtual Adirondack field trip

Oct. 13, 2020
Phi Kappa Phi will fund a redesigned course on the famous park’s geography, history and economy.


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