Become a Geographer

Who are geographers?

Geographers work in a variety of fields, leveraging data and fieldwork to understand our dynamic planet, including its environmental, economic, social, and political systems. Geographers explore the world through perspectives on space, place, and landscape. They study spatial relations, meanings of place and placemaking in our lives, and the changing urban and rural landscapes in which we live. To do so, they employ scientific methods, concepts, and theories of our social fabric, while using state-of-the-art methods in digital data analysis, mapping, and cartography.
Our world-class faculty offer three primary concentrations for our Geography undergraduate majors (BA and BS):
  1. Mapping & Geographic Information Systems
  2. Environment
  3. Cities & Societies

We also offer three minor concentrations in Geography, Mapping & GIS, and Urban Studies (coming soon). These are popular with students already majoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Forestry & Natural Resources, Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology.

Students wanting to focus their studies on Mapping & GIS may also be interested in the BA or BS in Mapping & GIS (coming soon).

Interested in our coursework?

Email the Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Matthew W. Wilson to set up an advising appointment, or visit the Arts & Sciences Advising Center on the second floor of Patterson Office Tower in room 202. Call 859-257-8712, for more information.


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