An awareness of landscape, plus the investigation of economic, physical and cultural processes that form and impact upon the landscape, are integral parts of study in geography. Factors included in the analysis of world and regional geography are location and structure of settlements, cultural influences, atmospheric processes, water resources, landforms, and climatic regions of the world. Sample courses include: Cultural Geography, Cartographic Methods, Environmental Geography, and several world and regional geography classes.
Geography provides excellent preparation for advanced studies in such fields as environmental studies, economics, economic development, city and regional planning, tourism and recreation, landscape architecture, and cartography.
The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) with a focus in geography includes courses that are commonly required for this major and meets lower division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities.
See a suggested Geography course of study (pdf) for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in geography.
For more information contact Mick McCann