Geography

The Department of Geography offers the following academic programs:

Knowledge

The earth’s physical features, resources and climate (e.g., landforms, water, storms); interactions between humans and the natural environment; geographic analysis of culture, economic development, gender, history, politics, recreation and tourism; demography, and rural and urban geography; distribution of plants and animals (biogeography); cartography; remote sensing and spatial data analysis using geographic information systems (GIS); fieldwork methods, data collection and statistical analysis. 

Skills

Conduct environmental assessments; manage resources and develop policy; use computer applications for spatial analysis; apply statistical techniques; develop graphical presentations of data and concepts; think analytically; write clear and well-organized reports.

Sample Courses
Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Issues, Geography of the Third World, Geomorphology, Urban Geography, Environment and Resource Management, Field Techniques, Map and Air Photo Interpretation.

Examples of Career Fields and Occupations

  • Air Photo Interpreter
  • Business Development
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Economic Development
  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Geomorphologist
  • GIS Technician/Analyst
  • Heritage planner
  • Industry Development Planner
  • Land Surveyor
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Parks Planner
  • Photogrammatic technician
  • Regional Development
  • Research analyst
  • Resource Economist
  • Resource Planner
  • Teacher
  • Transportation planner
  • Urban Planning
  • Water Use Analyst

For Further information please see the Department of Geography