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Ohio University Majors

Geography Minor


Program Overview

Geographers are interested in the spatial patterns observed on earth. Bridging the natural and social sciences, Geography is the interdisciplinary study of environments and how people interact with the environment. It is important to study geography because many of the world's problems require understanding the interdependence between human activities and the environment. Geography is therefore a beneficial major for students because its theories and methods provide them with analytical skills relevant to occupations focused on solving social and environmental problems. The Department of Geography offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study. The Geography Bachelor of Arts major affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills.  The Geography Minor affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Geography prepares students for a variety of career paths, including environmental management, planning, and analysis; private and public firms and agencies that employ geographic information systems; education; local, state or federal governments and agencies; city and regional planning; community development; non-profit organizations; foreign service; international non-governmental organizations; and cultural and historic preservation.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Code: OR4231

Contact

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138
http://www.ohio.edu/geography

Administrative Contact

Harold Perkins, contact person
perkinsh@ohio.edu

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