Geography undergraduate programs

Unearth a world of opportunity with a degree in geography.

Geography is the examination of the complex relationships between humans and their environments and the spatial dimensions of our world’s most pressing challenges. Faculty and student research and teaching extend across the full breadth of the discipline, exploring issues of landscape and climate change, water resource management, urban and regional development, and social inequality, along with the application of GIS and spatial analysis in geographic research.

The Department of Geography offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees as well as a minor in Geography. Undergraduate coursework emphasizes proficiency in human geography and physical geography, geospatial methods, and human/environment interaction. Within the undergraduate program, students have the option to pursue one of four specializations outlined below or a general B.A. or B.S. in Geography tailored to their interests.

Undergraduate specializations

Ready to join the Department of Geography?

Whether you are about to begin your college education or you've spent a year or two exploring and are now ready to commit to your undergraduate major, the Department of Geography welcomes you! We are here to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!