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A Major in Geography


Description of Major 

This major educates students about the spatial dimensions of human activities and physical landscapes.           

For more information on studying Geography:  click here

 Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in federal, state and local government, business, and non-profit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for geography graduates, including: 



Aerial Photo Interpreter Landscape Architect
Agricultural Extension Agent Land-Use Analyst
Air/Water Quality Control Manager Librarian 
Cartographer Location Expert
Cartographic Editor Map Analyst
Cartography Compiler Map Curator
Census Specialist  Map Editor
Climatologist Marine Surveyor 
Coastal Zone Manager Medical Geographer
Community Developer Natural Resource Specialist
Demographer Outdoor Guide
Earth Scientist Park Ranger
Ecologist Peace Corps Volunteer
Editor Planner 
Energy Industry Consultant Pollution Control Specialist
Environmental Affairs Advisor Production Specialist
Environmental Impact Analyst Professor
Environmental Quality Specialist Property Manager
Environmental Researcher Public Utilities Specialist
Facilities Planner Real Estate Agent
Forestry Technician Remote Sensing Analyst
Geographer Reservations Manager
Geographic Area Specialist Site Researcher
Geographic Information Systems Soil Conservationist
Hazardous Waste Planner Surveyor
Health Services Organization Manager Systems Analyst
Health Services Planner Teacher
Hydrologist Tourist Information Officer 
Industrial Developer Traffic Manager
Industrial Planner Transportation Analyst
Information Broker Transportation Manager
Intelligence Agent Urban/Regional Planner
Journalist  US Geological Survey Scientist
Land Developer Weather Forecaster
Land Economist Wildlife Manager
Land Surveyor Zoning Investigator


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.

 Additional Links 

Association for American Geographers

American Geographical Society

UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences