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Geography Degree at Illinois State University (ISU)

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Geography Degree

The geography program at Illinois State 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 Illinois 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. ISU offers a bachelor's degree program in geography.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male18
Female5

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian2
White18
Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Geography program at ISU, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, geographers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 35.4% from 2010 to 2020

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 Illinois

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Champaign, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B,M,D)
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Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)
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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

24 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)
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Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B,M)
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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

57 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B,M)
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College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Geography (C)
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Augustana College

Rock Island, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)
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Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)
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Chicago State University

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B,M)
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Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)