Environmental Geography brings together geology, social sciences, sustainability and other interdisciplinary studies with diverse curriculum. Explore the intersection of humans and the environment and enjoy growing career opportunities in a variety of fields.
Faculty actively engage with you to gain hands-on experience throughout your academic career. You will enjoy opportunities to participate in an array of field trips, conduct studies at the Regional Science Center, learn how to operate technical GPS equipment, conduct research with faculty mentors and attend local, regional and national conferences.
This degree provides strong foundational courses in geography with interdisciplinary and cross-listed courses in anthropology, geology, biology and physics. This foundation can be combined with certificates in geospatial analysis or water quality science for a broader foundation, making students highly-desired employees or graduate school candidates.
Fieldwork is a critical component of the major. Students may participate in multiple formal field experiences, including single day and multi-day field trips to see regional or international geography. Students can also engage in field work as part of research projects carried out with faculty.
You will work in well-equipped labs, including experimental petrology, stratigraphy and geophysical laboratories. You will also receive hands-on training with cutting-edge technology such as GPS equipment, GIS software and drones.
Students engage in multi-semester independent research projects mentored by faculty experts. Most present their research at our on-campus Student Academic Conference and 80% present research at regional, national and international professional conferences. Opportunities also exist for internship work with environmental companies and local governments.
MSUM’s Center for Geospatial studies has joined the global conversation on how to access, create and share geospatial data to enrich the lives of its community and to involve students in this cutting-edge technology.
The hallmark of our Environmental Geography and Geology majors at MSUM is the dedicated faculty mentoring you receive throughout your time with us. Immerse yourself in meaningful, hands-on, experiences and internship opportunities that prepare you for careers or graduate school.
MSUM’s environmental geography program provides a to describe, analyze and explain the arrangement of Earth's physical features, including atmospheric, terrestrial and marine components. Here is just a sample of environmental geography careers that are predicted to have job growth in the next 10 years.
What are some Common Environmental Geography Related Careers?
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