Geography Track

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Learn a broad view of the world

Our Bachelor of Arts in geography program is intended for students who want the ability to design their education in a way that meets their personal and professional goals. If you want an education in a broad range of geography topics including social sciences, physical sciences and more, this is for you.

What is geography?

Geography is the study of place and space, which integrates knowledge and techniques from human and physical sciences. It is an applied science with opportunities to blend classes in geology, geography and geospatial sciences.

Degree options

Broadening your view of the world

The geography track prepares you for a variety of geography-related careers. There is growing demand for the skills of a geographer in many government agencies and private firms.

The flexibility of this track option, along with the selection of a minor, allows you to tailor your course work to your specific interests, preparing you for a variety of careers in:

Business

Cartography

Environmental consulting

Government

Location analysis

Planning

Urban and regional research

Graduate school options

Students who complete a degree in geography are well equipped to pursue a graduate degree in sociology, geography, geology and other related fields.

If you are interested in teaching geography at the high school level, Missouri State’s Master of Arts in Teaching program provides a convenient means for getting your teaching certification and graduate degree.

Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities.

The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a degree in geography and geology.