UNDERSTANDING LIQUID ASSETS — Professor Richard Hoch helps students understand some of the issues communities face with waterways and water supplies and how those issues can be handled.
The Energy Geotechnology-Environmental Concentration prepares majors in geography for careers as spatial/geographic information systems analysts or environmental compliance professionals in the energy industries. You can also follow this degree with graduate studies.
As a student in the Energy Geotechnology-Environmental Concentration, you’ll learn about energy resources (natural gas, coal, and wind) and the natural environment in northern Appalachia.
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.
You’ll also study the federal and state regulatory and compliance standards the energy industries must meet, the conceptual and technical aspects of geospatial techniques (cartography, GIS, and global positioning systems), and spatial applications used in the energy industries.
Geography and Regional Planning Course Catalog
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