Geographers strive to understand how people are shaped by, and in turn help shape, our world. Our top-ranked geography program allows students to combine fields of inquiry—from indigenous mapping and fire ecology to GIS and social landscapes of war and recovery. Geographers often work in interdisciplinary teams to focus on environmental change; global development and other social and economic issues; and resource use in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.

  • Gain field-oriented, hands-on experience engaging in topics that include biogeography, snow hydrology, glaciology and ethnography

  • Explore concepts that can hold the key to many global issues

  • Learn practical skills for working in the field, such as GIS and GPS, conducting surveys, and taking water samples