Geography gives us an understanding of the world. It demonstrates how the physical and human systems on our planet work and connect to maintain life.
Geographers have specific and valuable skills to tackle important societal challenges facing our planet. Climate change, population pressures, geopolitical conflicts, and natural disasters all need the expertise of geographers.
Geographers are citizens of the world. When solving problems, they value diversity, inclusiveness, and international perspectives.
Typical careers for a geographer include:
Planner (urban and environmental)
Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Studying geography gives you a solid foundation for any career. You'll develop strong skills in research, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and writing.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate
The GIS Certificate is a rigorous plan of study available to geography undergraduate students who wish to prepare for advanced careers in GIS, cartography, and remote sensing. Any geography undergraduate student may pursue the GIS Certificate.
If you are interested in the certificate, we recommend making your decision as soon as possible. Several required courses for the certificate have prerequisites.
After successful completion, you'll receive a certificate of achievement when you graduate. The GIS certificate will not appear on your transcript.