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Geography is a practical discipline which studies the distribution and movement of people, things and ideas across the complex surface of Earth. It offers great intellectual breadth by way of integrating knowledge from many disciplines in the social and natural sciences. At the same time it focuses sharply on the spatial dimension, leaving geographers best suited to answer complex questions such as why things are where they are, where they are likely to be in the future, and where they might best be located. These skills are applied at any scale to any issue where space and location play a role. For example, one might determine where to best locate a business or how to predict or manage trade. One might study neighborhood dynamics in a chang­ing economy, or plan for urban growth and change. One might study natural hazards, resource use and distribution, or climate change; or perhaps migration, suburbanization, tourism. When location is relevant, geography plays a pivotal role.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the bachelor's degree in Geography and the courses offered toward the degree.

Geography, B.A.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions please contact Geography and Environmental Studies

Geography and Environmental Studies Department Homepage

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