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Geography Degree at University of Georgia (UGA)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001598
  • Phone: (706) 542-3000

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Geography Degree

The geography program at University of Georgia 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 Georgia 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. UGA has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree29
    Master's Degree7
    Doctorate Degree4

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male24
    Female16

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Hispanic1
    White32
    Unknown4

Career Options for Graduates

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

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 Georgia

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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Gainesville State College

Oakwood, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (C)
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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B,M)
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Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)
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Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)
  • Cartography (B)
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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)
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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geography (B)