Students who choose a B.A. in geography select one of four concentrations: meteorology & climatology, watershed & ecosystems, economic geography & development, and GIS. Students will understand the relationship between the natural environment (weather, climate, soil, natural vegetation, landforms, and watersheds) and the human environment (economy, ethnicity, religion, language, politics, and urbanization).
The B.S. in urban and regional analysis and planning offers two areas of concentration: urban-regional planning and environmental planning. Environmental planning requires competency in biology and chemistry. Graduates are prepared for positions in planners in their area of expertise, which may range from land use to transportation planning.
Students interested in graduate work can enroll in the college's Multidisciplinary Masters programand have one of the department's several faculty members as a principal research adviser.