THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED — We take you out into the field to understand how factors like transportation, energy use, and environmental conditions impact your world. Professor Kevin Patrick’s Urban Geography course took a field trip to the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike.
As a geography major, you will investigate the distribution of natural and human-created phenomena over the Earth’s surface. But that’s just for starters. You will gain the knowledge, learn the technical skills, and undertake applied projects designed to be highly marketable in today’s job market.
Our students use geographic databases to document where things are and analyze geographic distributions, and they are challenged to use their spatial reasoning, computer skills, communications capabilities, critical thinking, and powers of investigation. All this is augmented by project-oriented learning and internships that test your skills and require the production of portfolio-ready work.
There are many specialties that exist in the geographic profession, and we have created a flexible program that includes a BA in Geography with tracks focusing on key aspects of the discipline. The program is organized into concentrations, or areas of emphasis, that you can pursue. The Geography and Regional Planning Department labs and facilities offer you hands-on experience with the instrumentation used by professionals. Through electives, you can add an internship, independent study, or minor such as geology.
To earn this certificate, you will be required to complete successfully a total of 18 credits, of which nine credits (three courses) will be core courses. You will need to choose nine credits (three courses) of electives to complete the program.
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