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About the Geography Degree Program

On Campus

Getting a geography degree is about more than studying maps and terrains. At UNK, students study the world’s human and physical components such as population patterns, political and economic systems, natural resources, and environmental issues. Students gain the skills to interpret and explain real-world events that occur between humans and the environment.

Geography closely intersects with environmental science, so students often take courses on naturally occurring hazards, weather and conservation principles, and interrelationships between humans, culture, and the world. In the lab, students have access to state-of-the-art technology with GIScience. 

The geography degree program is also uniquely positioned to leave room to explore an unrelated minor or even a second major, preparing students for success with a diverse skillset. Graduates have gone on to equally diverse careers, from natural resource and wildlife management and ecology to urban planning, business, and health sciences.

Geography B.A. / B.S. Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Geography, BA BS

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with a Geography B.A. / B.S. Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Geography B.A. / B.S. graduates work for.

Careers

  • Cartographer
  • Cartographic Technician
  • Climatologist
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Land use planner
  • Computer Mapper
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Market Area Analyst
  • Regional Census Technician
  • Soil conservationist
  • Urban / Regional Planner
  • Park Ranger
  • 911 Coordinator
  • Travel Agent

Related Programs

Geography 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Geography and GIScience History B.A.