Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Geography

The Bachelor of Arts degree in geography provides a general introduction to the philosophy, content, and methods of the discipline. The Department of Geography is also developing an applied emphasis in environmental analysis, including courses in field methods, remote sensing, cartography, and geographic information systems.

Students can thus select a broad academic program or emphasize acquisition of job-related skills. Through course work and individualized instruction, the BA in Geography prepares students for fulfilling careers in a variety of fields or for admission to the best graduate programs nationally and internationally.

The Geography B.A. curriculum will train and equip students to:

  • Understand the relevance of geographic knowledge to the interactions among natural and cultural phenomena from local to global scales.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, use of critical thinking, and application of spatial analysis methods and tools to comprehend and interpret geographic problems and phenomena.