Your high school geography class only scratched the surface of this vital and relevant field. The study of geography is more than finding your way around a map—it’s the study of space, place, and the environment. We explore the relationships between people and places, society and nature, and the causes and consequences of environmental change. Geographers seek to understand and address some of the most important issues in our world today: climate change, sustainability, racism, sexism, economic inequality, water resources, food scarcity, and more.
Geography courses form an important part of a liberal arts and sciences education and provide the skills and knowledge necessary for 21st century careers. You can design and conduct original research on a topic of interest, gain professional skills in an internship, or expand your world with a study abroad experience. Through these opportunities and more, you’ll learn to interpret current events, think critically, analyze data, and communicate effectively. Our students find employment in both the private and public sectors.