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Ohio University Majors

Geography Major


Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. The application deadline is November 15th.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. The application deadline is November 15th.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. The application deadline is November 15th.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A degree in geography prepares students for a variety of career paths, including environmental planning, international and community development, foreign service, cultural and historic preservation, and management of geographic information systems. Examples of potential employers include, but are not limited, to the following: private and public firms and agencies that employ geographic information systems; education (public and private K-12 schools and higher education); local, state, or federal governments; city and regional planning agencies; architecture firms; non-profit organizations; museum and historical sites; etc.

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Academic Catalog

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

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Code: BA4231

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

Dorothy Sack, Chair
sack@ohio.edu
Harold Perkins, Advising Coordinator
perkinsh@ohio.edu

Administrative Contact

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. 

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