Study Tracks in Geography
Undergraduate majors specialize by taking three courses in a concentration or "track," in addition to the core requirement and capstone seminar. Students who do well in their track are awarded an Award of Distinction Certificate.
Thinking about Environmental Studies?
Geographers study, map and analyze our changing natural and social environments at a variety of scales from local to global. Programs leading to the B.A. in Geography include:
- Geographic Information Science
- Landscape Ecology and Biogeography
- Earth Science
- Urban Geography (The City)
- Cultural Geography
The Department also manages the interdisciplinary B.A. in Urban Studies. The M.A. and Ph.D. graduate programs support international and field research on a wide range of topics related to faculty expertise. Together these provide multiple perspectives and tools to understand the relationships between people and their environments, and solve problems related to local and global change.
Students may also pursue a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science. This degree is offered with three majors 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.