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The BA in geography teaches students to see the world through the twin lenses of space and place.
Geographers have a unique spatial perspective in understanding the modern world, global to local. The BA in geography emphasizes humanistic and cultural traditions. Students pursuing undergraduate studies in geography typically concentrate knowledge-building in understanding various cultural phenomena or in studying regions such as:
Geographers with an emphasis on culture and human patterns obtain careers in community development, foreign service, or teaching. They may work for governmental or nongovernmental organizations in areas of intelligence analysis, international trade, or urban or regional planning.
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The BA program in geography teaches students to see the world through the twin lenses of space and place.
Geographers have a unique spatial perspective in understanding the modern world, from global to local. The Bachelor of Arts program in geography emphasizes humanistic and cultural traditions. Students pursuing undergraduate studies in geography typically concentrate knowledge-building in understanding various cultural phenomena or in studying regions such as:
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Geographers obtain careers in:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||9.4%||$73,720|
|Cartographers and Photogrammetrists||29.3%||$60,930|
|Command and Control Center Officers|
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||15.1%||$68,950|
|Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$90,870|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||9.1%||$59,720|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||2%||$130,620|
|Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||7.9%||$71,320|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Investment Fund Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.9%||$54,940|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||17%||$65,320|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Supply Chain Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Urban and Regional Planners||6.3%||$66,940|
|Wind Energy Project Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).