Geography (GEOG)

What is Geography? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Geography Program

What is Geography?

According to the University of Arkansas, "The Geography Program offers an undergraduate major leading to a Bachelor of Arts in geography. Students may choose either the normal geography degree program or the concentration in cartography and remote-sensing GIS. The program also offers two minors: geography or historic preservation.

Undergraduates who wish to major in geography should identify themselves to the department as soon as possible in order that they may develop a meaningful sequence of courses and take part in departmental activities. Two types of undergraduate programs with concentrations in geography are described below. Those interested in the graduate program should consult the Graduate School Catalog."

Related Careers

Aerial Photo Interpreter Geographic Information Systems Park Ranger
Agricultural Extension Agent Geophysics Assistant Peace Corps Volunteer
Air/Water Quality Control Manager Hazardous Waste Planner Property Manager
Cartographer Health Services Organization Manager Public Utilities Specialist
Cartography Compiler Health Services Planner Real Estate Agent/Broker/Appraiser
Climatologist Hydrologist Remote Sensing Analyst
Costal Zone Manager Industrial Developer Site Researcher
College/University Professor Industrial Planner Soil Conservationist
College/University Professor Intelligence Agent Surveyor
Computer Mapper International Business Representative Systems Analyst
Computer Programmer International Investment Analyst Teacher
Demographer Land Developer Traffic Manager
Earth Scientist Land Economist Transportation Analyst
Ecologist Land-Use Analyst Transportation Manager
Editor Location Expert Travel Agent/Specialist
Environment Impact Analyst Map Analyst Urban/Regional Planner
Facilities Planner Map Curator/Librarian Weather Forecaster
Forestry Technician Map Editor Wildlife Manager
Geographer Market Research Analyst Writer/Author
Geographic Area Specialist Natural Resources Specialist Zoning Investigator
Geographic Attache Outdoor Guide

Related Skills

Project Development Interpersonal Research/Analysis Communication
Plan Long-term Projects Interview Skills Gather, Organize & Examine Data Summarize Results
Develop Project Designs Understand Group Dynamics Conduct Field Studies Write Clearly
Write Grant Proposals Observe Human Interactions Apply Non-Invasive Methods Present/Defend Position
Evaluation Recognize Similarities Computer Modeling Communicate Points
Maintain Records Surveying & Sampling Utilize Statistical Applications Understand Societies
Identify Value Systems Read/Construct Maps/Graphs

Job & Internship Search Links

Earthworks Jobs

Geography Jobs


GIS Job Search - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Careers in Geography - Provides an overview of what type of field Geography is and the types of careers you can obtain from majoring in it.

Jobs and Careers

Professional Association Links

Association of American Geographers - Educate yourself on this association and what it can possibly offer you for your future in the Geography field

National Climatic Data Center

National Council for Geographic Educators

National Park Service

US Army Corps of Engineers


Miscellaneous Links

About: Geography

Geographic Information Systems