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What is 'Geography? (GEOG)'

Geography is the study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human and non-human life and of the effects of human activity on the biophysical world.

Is it for you?

A bachelor's degree in geography can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; conservation organizations; GIS and remote sensing; cartography; urban and regional planning; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; pre-collegiate education; college and university teaching and research.

Geography majors gain spatial and analytical skills that provide a unique way of approaching issues that is valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas. Take the AAG's "How do you know if you want to be a geographer" quiz to find out for yourself.

Jobs and Salary Expectations

To find out more about careers and salaries in the field of geography, take a look at the AAG’s online career database.

Geography is a diverse field and geographers are often found in positions other than those labeled "geographer." The following are small sampling of careers for geographers. For more on the career potential for those with degrees in geography, check out the online career guide available from the AAG.

  • Aerial Photo Interpreter
  • Airline Planner / Researcher
  • Biologist
  • Business Location Analyst
  • Cartographer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Climatologist
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Community Development Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Earth Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Economic Development Analyst
  • Economist
  • Educator / Teacher / Professor
  • Energy Analyst
  • Environmental Impact Analyst
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Quality Specialist
  • Forestry Technician
  • Geographer
  • Geologist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geopolitical Specialist
  • GIS Analyst
  • GIS Database Manager
  • GIS Technician
  • Geographer
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Health Care Planner
  • Hotel Concierge
  • Hydrologist
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • International Business Representative
  • International Investment Analyst
  • Land Use Planner
  • Map Analyst
  • Map Curator / Librarian
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Natural Historian
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corp Volunteer
  • Political Analyst
  • Pollution Control Specialist
  • Public Lands Manager
  • Real Estate Agent / Appraiser / Broker
  • Recreational Resource Planner
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Resource Economist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Surveyor
  • Tourism Planner
  • Transportation Planner
  • Travel Agent
  • Urban / Regional / Community Planner
  • Water Resource Specialist
  • Web Master
  • Wetlands Conservationist
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Writer / Author
  • Zoning Administrator
  • Zoning Inspector

Program Faculty

Course Descriptions

  • GEOG 1010
  • GEOG 1050
  • GEOG 1150
  • GEOG 1160
  • GEOG 1210
  • GEOG 2150

Credit Classes and Registration