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Geography/Economic Geographer, BA

Students look at a map.

Unlock the Patterns of Trade, Population, and Politics

The Economic Geographer track provides a broad structure of ideas and theories about what a community needs to prosper. As a geography major pursuing the Economic Geographer track, you’ll study geography as it relates to economic factors such as trade, population groupings, and politics.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, Economic Geographer track leads to graduate study or employment in this field. Students in this program have found jobs in business and industry, as environmental professionals, as municipal planners, with regional and state agencies, in federal government, as social science educators, or with engineering firms. Some have also continued their educations in graduate programs.

Flexible Major Gives You Options: Internship, Minor, or Elective Classes

Among the classes you’ll take for this track are Population Geography, Urban Geography, Trade and Transportation, Political Geography, Social Geography, and Land Use Policy. Free electives in the Economic Geographer track allow you to add an internship or a minor, perhaps in geology or business administration, or choose your path by selecting your own list of elective courses.

The Geography Department’s state of the art labs and facilities offer you the opportunity to get hands-on experience. 

  • Geography and Regional Planning Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 9
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2250
  • Fax: 724-357-6479
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.