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.
credits required for the Geography major
students per class on average in the Geography program
of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU
of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission
Sample four-year degree plan
- Explain important elements of geographic thought and practice
- Interpret the relationships between people, space and place
- Analyze the relationship between humans and the environment
- Historical preservationist
- Geodetic surveyor
- Civil drafter
- Digital cartographer
- Urban planner
- Informational mapping technician
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.