Geography Major

Explore the world and study a discipline that bridges the gap between the physical and human aspects of this earth. Our Geography major takes you there.

What You'll Study

Discover Earth's landscapes, inhabitants and environments. You'll be introduced to physical geography and geospatial foundations through the major and investigate the geography of different regions all around the world. Five minors are also offered to expand your education in a particular area of interest.

Applying your studies to practice, you'll also learn different field methods—how to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of spatial or geographical data in your geographic information systems courses. The major leads to new opportunities in a variety of positions in both the public and private sectors.

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Minors and Certificate

  • Environmental Geography Minor

    This minor will teach you all about physical geography. You'll take courses to analyze the features of the environment.

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  • Geographic Information Science Minor

    Learn all about the technological aspects of the discipline with a Geographic Information Science minor. You'll discover how to operate different information systems and more with this minor.

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  • General Geography Minor

    A flexible geography minor can be completed using a collection of geography classes that cater to your interests or major course of study.

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  • Human Geography Minor

    Pick up the Human Geography minor and study the geography of businesses, transportation and urban areas.

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  • Regional Geography Minor

    With a Regional Geography minor you'll learn about different regions of the world. Discuss themes and topics in both cultural and regional geography.

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  • Geographic Information Science and Technology Certificate

    Through this 18 credit hour certificate program, you'll learn to apply different geospatial technologies such as remote sensing, the Global Positioning System, cartography, and spatial data handling and analysis. Along with courses that focus on geographic information science, you'll also gain new skills on how to use and analyze maps and satellite imagery. You'll even have the opportunity to apply everything you've learned with a geography internship at a variety of organizations.

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Internships and Jobs


  •  National Geographic Society
  •  Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation
  •  City of Youngstown Planning and Urban Development
  •  Youngstown Police Department
  •  Eastgate Regional Council of Governments


  •  Chevron Oil
  •  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  •  Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
  •  Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership
  •  Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group