Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

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).


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.

International photo contest winners named

Dec. 20, 2019
Taiwanese competitor’s Arizona canyon image wins international student experience category.

SUNY grant opens campuses to online geospatial technology

Nov. 19, 2019
SUNY Cortland has worked with Monroe Community College to make key software and support more accessible.


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