Majors

the option in human geography and planningthe option in physical and environmental geography

Option in Human Geography and Planning

The Human geography and Planning Option emphasizes a broad liberal arts training in geography. At the same time, many students who choose this option will pursue a career in urban, county or rural planning.

iconHuman geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence - how people and their activities are distributed in space, how they use and perceive space, and how they create and sustain the places that make up the earth's surface. Human geographers work in the fields of urban and regional planning, transportation, marketing, real estate, tourism, and international business.

Access general Student Success Map for this option HERE for 4-year guidance.  Contact the Department Chair: Dr. Dean Fairbanks for general major advising.

Option in Physical and Environmental Geography

The Physical and Environmental Geography Option emphasizes the conceptual and analytical skills required for professional work in resource management and environmental impact analysis.

iconPhysical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms, vegetation, soils, and water. They forecast the weather, manage land and water resources, and analyze and plan for forests, rangelands, and wetlands. Many human and physical geographers have skills in cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Access general Student Success Map for this option HERE for 4-year guidance.  Contact the Department Chair: Dr. Dean Fairbanks for general major advising.

We also offer Minors and Certificates.