The major nourishes a sense of responsibility and provides tools for the solution of environmental, regional, and international problems. The program provides a depth of study to ensure the satisfaction of having mastered a discipline. Students have the opportunity to focus on one of the major areas of study, or tracks, within the department, and to master methods and techniques which can provide the foundation for a successful career.
The Department of Geography and the Environment is proud of the special opportunities it offers majors for study abroad, internships, and honors programs. Students are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary opportunities such as the Bridging Disciplines Programs, and to pursue undergraduate research.
A degree in Geography provides marketable skills that enables graduates to move beyond entry-level positions. Although few jobs include the title "geographer", a Bachelor's degree provides skills that are desired in a variety of occupational settings. To learn more, visit the Department of Geography and the Environment's careers and internships list. The list is far from all-inclusive, but demonstrates the cross-section of opportunities in government entities, non-profits, and businesses.