Geography

 

Faculty

X. Shen, Chair; R. W. Benfield, C. Button, D. Dornan, J. E. Harmon, P. A. K. Kyem, C. Pope, B. J. Sommers, D. Truly (Dept. phone: 860-832-2785)


Department Overview

The Department of Geography is concerned with the science of location. Geography faculty teach students to use maps, air photos, computers, and information about places to understand how people use the land they live on and what makes that land different from other areas. Geography students learn about the nature of places, human impacts on environment, and the proper use of the land. Career opportunities include travel and tourism; environmental protection; urban, regional, and transportation planning; map making; area studies; regional economic development and location analysis; Geographic Information System (GIS); and computer applications. The department also provides internships for students in a variety of town, regional, state, and private agencies, and offers consulting services, workshops, and short courses as part of its outreach program.

 

Programs

Major in Geography: 39 credits in one of the specializations in geography.

Major in Geography with Specialization in Environmental Geography, BA

Major in Geography with Specialization in Geographic Information Science, BA

Major in Geography with Specialization in Tourism, BA

Major in Geography with Specialization in General/Regional Geography, BA

Major in Geography with Specialization in Planning, BA (39 credits)

Minor in Geography with Specialization in Planning (18 credits)

Minor in Environmental Geography (18 credits)

Minor in Geographic Information Sciences (18 credits)

Minor in Geography (18 credits)

Minor in Tourism (18 credits)

Major in Social Science with Minor in Geography, BS (Certifiable in social studies, 54 credits)

 

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