Geography Degree at San Jose State University

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Geography Degree

The geography program at San Jose 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 California 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. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree3
Master's Degree0

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male2
Female1

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
White2
Unknown1

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

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

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 California

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,...)

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (A)

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
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  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (A)

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (C)

Canada College

Redwood City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (A)

Chabot College

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (A)

California State University - East Bay

Hayward, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geography (B,M)

Cabrillo College

Aptos, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (A)

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (A)

College of Alameda

Alameda, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geography (A)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

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