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Geography/Environmental Geographer, BA

Students work on a geography field assignment.

EMBEDDING PHOTOS INTO GIS - A student takes photos of a stream to embed into a Geographic Information System (GIS) project to show what the habitat looks like.

Your Life's Work: Protecting, Improving the Environment

The Environmental Geographer Concentration is designed to prepare you for careers in environmental fields or for graduate study that leads to a variety of environmental positions. As a major in this program, you’ll gain the skills to assess the causes, consequences, and solutions to a wide range of environmental issues such as water pollution, acid rain, and tropical deforestation.

Among the classes you’ll take are Cartography I, Map and Photograph Interpretation, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Geography of Energy, Climatology, Physiography, Geography of Fresh Water Resources, and Biogeography for Environmental Managers.

Labs Offer Hands-on Experience

The Geography Department’s labs and facilities offer you the opportunity to get hands-on experience. Free electives in the Environmental Geographer track allow you to add an internship or a minor, perhaps in geology or environmental health science.

Explore the department’s weather station or get involved with campus groups and projects that focus on local environmental issues.

  • 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.