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Why Geography?

Geography is one of the few disciplines that comfortably bridges the social sciences, biophysical sciences and the humanities through its holistic approach to studies. Geography programs offer international and integrative perspectives on the relations among social, economic, and biophysical processes that affect interconnections between people, environments and places on the earth's surface.

There are many specializations for students interested in pursuing a degree in Geography. Each specialization is designed to provide students with the training necessary to enter careers in their field. For students who are interested in Geography but are completing a major in another discipline, we offer several minor options. Students can either follow a general Geography minor or pursue more structured minors in the specializations listed above. Geography majors can also take a different geographic specialty for minor.

Highlighted Course Offerings:

Summer 2020

Geography of Tourism

GEOG 290

Online 05/26 - 06/28

Physical and cultural factors affecting the locations and relative importance of recreational areas and tourist attractions, both foreign and domestic.

Geography of Economic Development

GEOG 471 / GEOG 544

Online 05/26 - 07/20

This course looks at spatial patterns of world economic development with consideration of contemporary changes in selected developing countries, including how the coronavirus has affected economies around the world.

New Directions in Tourism

GEOG 455 / GEOG 514

Online 06/29-08/02

Study of contemporary forms of tourism including ecotourism, heritage tourism, and educational travel, which have their own impacts, management, and planning needs, and which differ notably from the traditions of mass tourism.

Fall 2020
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