geography

In geography, you’ll learn about the relationship between the human and natural worlds. The program is ideal for students who are interested in cartography, how natural resources are used, urban planning and human migration. The skills you will learn in the geography program will equip you to work in many fields, including business, government, international studies and education.

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credits required for the Geography major

students per class on average in the Geography program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Explain important elements of geographic thought and practice
  • Interpret the relationships between people, space and place
  • Analyze the relationship between humans and the environment

Career opportunities

  • Historical preservationist
  • Geodetic surveyor
  • Civil drafter
  • Digital cartographer
  • Urban planner
  • Informational mapping technician

Geography minor

Geographic literacy comes in handy during many situations and in many job fields. You’ll gain basic geography information with this minor in addition to diving into related subjects such as cultural, economic and field geography.

credits required for the Geography minor

Faculty

SHAUN HUSTON

First-Year Seminar Coordina, Geography
503-838-8296 | hustons@wou.edu | HSS 217

SRIRAM KHE

Associate Professor, Geography
503-838-8852 | khes@wou.edu | HSS 219

MICHAEL MCGLADE

Professor, Department Head, Geography
503-838-8381 | mcgladm@wou.edu | HSS 211

AFIA RAJA

NTT Assistant Professor, Geography
503-838-8073 | rajaa@wou.edu | HSS 223

MARK VAN STEETER

Associate Professor, Geography
503-838-8855 | vanstem@wou.edu | HSS 216

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8288

Email: mcgladm@wou.edu

Location: HSS 231