The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Geography focuses on our interdependent world and our fragile habitat. 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.
Study Tracks in Geography
Undergraduate Degrees Offered
- Bachelors in Geography (PDF)
- Bachelors in Urban Studies (PDF)
- Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science
The B.S. in Environmental Science degree is offered by three colleges/schools: Geography and Environment (College of Liberal Arts), Geological Sciences (Jackson School of Geosciences), and Biological Sciences (College of Natural Sciences). The three majors share a common academic core, drawing on the expertise of faculty in all three participating colleges/schools. After completing the core, students can elect to pursue the major that best fits their particular area of academic interest. For more information, please visit the Environmental Science Institute.
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 also encouraged to pursue undergraduate research. Students may receive an "Award of Distinction" certificate in their track that can be shown to prospective employers.