Bachelor's Degree Program
Study geography in one of the most exciting natural laboratories on Earth. As a geography major at UAF, you’ll have opportunities for field-based learning and undergraduate research that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Geography is a broad major that gives you the opportunity to explore issues such as climate change, resource development, energy use and conservation, geopolitics and sustainable development. At UAF, you’ll also get to work with top researchers in facilities that include our world-renowned Geophysical Institute.
Our program is well known by employers throughout the region, and our graduates are highly sought after for their specialized skills and hands-on training.
What Is Geography?
Geography is the study of people and places. It explores the interactions among environmental, political, cultural and economic systems, and the way that locations and places can have an impact on people. As a geography major, you can focus your studies in physical science, or investigate the systems and processes that shape human society, such as politics or economics. Careers for geography majors include jobs in management, public policy, research, teaching and environmental planning.
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Why Study Geography at UAF?
Studying geography in the heart of Alaska offers experiences you won’t find anywhere else on Earth. These are some of the unique opportunities you will benefit from when you major in geography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
What Can You Do With a Degree in Geography?
Graduates of the bachelor’s in geography degree find work in such fields as geospatial sciences (GIS/remote sensing/cartography), regional planning, international relations, state and federal resource management, transportation planning, environmental impact assessment, tourism and teaching. Many of our students also go on to graduate study in geography, natural resources, environmental science or planning.
Geography Major Requirements
The geography degree provides a solid foundation in core topics such as global geographic perspectives, geography of the earth’s natural systems, geography of human systems and geospatial sciences (including GIS, remote sensing and geo-visualization). The program also features a capstone experience that synthesizes these perspectives and offers additional opportunities to apply what you learn in real-world settings.
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