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Geography undergraduates find jobs in all levels of government, non-profit organizations, and in industry. Some typical jobs include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Geospatial analyst
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Urban/regional planner
  • Watershed manager

Employers the world over are interested in geographers, as the Department of Labor has identified geospatial technologies, along with biotechnology and nanotechnology, as industries that will see high growth through 2020.

Geographers are often employed with organizations including (but not limited to):

  • National Geographic Society
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • local, regional, and state planning agencies
  • environmental and engineering consulting firms

Some students pursue further education in graduate or professional schools while others directly enter the work force. Recent graduates have gone on to work for ESRI, GeoEye, and TerraSim, among other organizations.

Professional development activities are integrated into the baccalaureate currciculum via the requirement that students complete an internship, research with faculty, or a service-learning experience. Learn more about careers


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Geography is the science of space and place on Earth's surface. It's about:

  • Understanding the importance of location
  • Interpreting how people live in particular places
  • Identifying relationships about places
  • Deciphering the complexities of environments
  • Explaining the human use of these places

- From the Association of American Geographers


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