Geography Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Geography Degree

The geography program at George Mason University prepares students for a career as an urban planner, community developer, cartographer, GIS specialist, climatologist, transportation manager, environmental manager, or a writer or researcher. The program focuses on the systematic study of the spatial distribution and interrelationships of people, natural resource, plant and animal life. Program courses include: historical and political geography, cultural geography, economic and physical geography, regional science, cartographic methods, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and development studies. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer geography degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Geography Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree26
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate15
Master's Degree20

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male33
Female28

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian4
Black5
Hispanic5
White34
Multiple Races4
Unknown9

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Geography program at George Mason University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Geographers

Description

Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, geographers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.6% from 2014 to 2024

Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Geography Programs in Virginia

Geography programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geography (B)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geography (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 56 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geography (B)

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geography (B)
  • Cartography (B)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 68 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geography (B,M,D)
  • Cartography (B,M,D)

Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geography (B)

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