BA in Geography with Emphasis in Regional/ Cultural
Degree Program Descriptions
Geographers are interested in a wide range of topics and often work in interdisciplinary teams that analyze challenges like environmental change, resource use, and economic issues in an increasingly interdependent world. Students studying human geography are trained to understand and analyze the social and cultural elements which generate regional differences. Assessing population patterns, political activity, urban planning, and linguistic distributions are included in this area. Geography prepares students for a variety of professions including careers in environmental impact assessment, mapping, remote sensing, geographic information analysis, government service, military intelligence, as well as education. Geographers are interested in a wide range of topics and often work in interdisciplinary teams that analyze challenges like environmental change, resource use, and economic issues in an increasingly interdependent world. Geography majors receive marketable skills during their undergraduate experience. Recent graduates work for companies such as ESRI and Garmin. MU geography graduates have also found employment with government agencies, including the National Park Service, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri Department of Transportation.
Major Program Requirements
Students studying human geography are trained to understand and analyze the social and cultural elements which generate regional differences. Assessing population patterns, political activity, urban planning, and linguistic distributions are included in this area. Students must take three of the following courses:
|GEOG 3140||Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean||3|
|GEOG 3270||Geography of the Middle East||3|
|GEOG 3290||Geography of Russia and the Newly Independent States of Eurasia||3|
|GEOG 3450||Geography of Africa||3|
|GEOG 3510||Historical Geography of North America||3|
|GEOG 3560||Native American Geographies||3|
|GEOG 3760||Geography of the World's Religions||3|
|GEOG 3780||World Political Geography: Patterns and Processes||3|
|GEOG 4560||Resources and Indigenous Peoples||3|
|GEOG 4770||Migration and Immigration||3|
|GEOG 4850||Transportation Geography||3|
Refer to the Semester Plan for the BA in Geography.
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