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Why Study Geography?

Geography provides insights about the earth as the human habitat. It is a way of looking at the earth, not an inventory of its contents. This viewpoint rests on fundamental interlocking concepts. The cultural appraisal of the earth, the regional concept, areal coherence, human ecology, spatial interaction, study of landscape, and the concept of change are all ways the geographer tries to better understand the environment.

Study of geography prepares students for careers in location expertise, route delivery management, forestry, park ranger, teacher, community developer, outdoor guide, and soil conservationist, among others.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method and appreciate its importance to the development of scientific thought.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analyze physical systems in terms of scientific concepts.
  • Document and communicate their work effectively.