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).


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.

Cortland students evaluate Homer’s trees

Nov. 19, 2019
Biology and geography students join in a tree analysis for a nearby village.

Students, faculty offered free global news briefings

Aug. 27, 2019
Students can receive free daily news briefings on important international events.

Class Creates 'Flying Frogs' Proposal

June 25, 2019
Students visited the Adirondacks to hatch fixes for the park's economic and environmental issues.


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