Undergraduate Studies

Our undergraduate program offers both minor and major (BA) options.

Undergraduate students study the fascinating interactions between human beings and the physical environment. They obtain a holistic understanding of the world and fieldwork/research tools that can be applied to a wide range of local, national, and international career opportunities including environmental planning, natural resource management, and social policy development.

Geography undergraduate students hiking

Our program offers three interrelated themes of study:

  1. Environmental geography which engages students in a systematic study of the Earth’s physical nature and human activities that change it.
  2. Human geography which focuses on cultural, economic, environmental, and political processes that shape the human experience and sense of place.
  3. Geospatial technology which includes the use of cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing science to support research into environmental and societal issues.

Majoring outside of Geography? We openly welcome you to take elective courses with us!

Considering our undergraduate program and have questions? Feel free to contact our Undergraduate Chair.