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B.A. in Geography: Environmental Geographer Concentration

The Environmental Concentration is designed to prepare majors in geography or regional planning for careers in environmental fields or graduate study that leads to a variety of environmental positions.

Students who elect this concentration will acquire knowledge of the physical and human processes that shape the environment, strategies for analyzing environmental issues, and concepts that underlie strategies for ameliorating environmental problems. The skills acquired in this concentration will enable students to assess the causes, consequences, and solutions to a wide variety of environmental issues such as water pollution, acid rain, or tropical deforestation.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

B.A. Geography: Environmental Geographer Concentration

Requirement Checklist (PDF)

Departmental Requirements

  • Cartography I
  • Cultural Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Climatology
  • Physiography
  • History of Geography
  • Research Seminar
  • Intro. to Planning
  • One from the following:
    Geography of:
    • Pennsylvania
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • Russia, Central Eurasia and Eastern Europe
    • Africa
    • East and Southeast Asia
    • South and Southwest Asia
  • Five from the following:
    • Map and Photo Interpretation
    • Intro to GIS
    • Geography of Fresh Water Resources
    • Biogeography for Environmental Managers
    • Remote Sensing
    • GPS Concepts and Techniques
    • Geography of Energy
    • Conservation: Environmental Analysis
  • Geography and Regional Planning Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Room 413
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2250
  • Fax: 724-357-6479
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  • Monday through Friday
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