Degree: Masters Degrees
Global patterns of resources, population, culture, and economic systems. Factors contributing to these patterns and distinctions between the technologically advanced and less advanced regions of the world.
Geographic factors underlying multiculturalism and ethnic relationships in the United States. Spatial development and organization of culture; population growth, migration, and urbanization; and the spatial dimensions of political, economic, and social processes.
Geography opens doors to a wide variety of careers such as International
Business Representative, Environmental Manager, Business Location/Allocation Expert,
Market Researcher, Community Development and Planning Specialist, Surveyor,
Mapmaker, Satellite Image Analyst, Weather Forecaster, Natural Resource Manager,
and Cultural or Environmental Interpretive Specialist. This list represents only a small
sample of careers in Geography. In fact, almost any career would benefit from a better
understanding of Geography. See http://www.aag.org/Careers/Intro.html for more
information on careers in Geography.
Our graduates find rewarding careers and are well compensated. Average
starting salaries for Geography graduates are in the top quarter of all programs in Arts
and Sciences. Average starting salaries of our graduates are also greater than starting
salaries for a majority of programs in business. A significant number of our majors
continue their education with graduate studies in Geography or related disciplines.
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Geography offers graduate programs leading to the MA, MS, and PhD degrees with specialization in physical and human geography and in geographic information science (GIS). The department's strengths are in biogeography, geomorphology, Quaternary studies, geoarchaeology, and climatology; social theory, labor studies, political economy, and gender; population, urban, economic, social, and development geography; and cartography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS.