Undergraduate Studies

The Geography and Environment undergraduate program offers a major (BA), a minor, an undergraduate certificate in Geospatial Information Science, and two combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree programs (GEO BAM and Sustainability/GEO BAM).

GEO students study the crucial interactions between humankind and the biophysical environment. They obtain a holistic understanding of our world and the fieldwork/research tools needed for a wide range of local, national, and international career opportunities, including environmental planning, natural resource management, and social policy development.

Geography 2019 Senior Class Beach Clean-up at Kalaupapa on Molokaʻi

Geography 2019 Senior Class Beach Clean-up at Kalaupapa on Molokaʻi

Senior Class Ecosystem Restoration on Kahoʻolawe

Senior Class Ecosystem Restoration on Kahoʻolawe

Our geography undergraduate program offers three interrelated themes of study:

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

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

Considering our geography undergraduate program? Feel free to contact our undergraduate chair.