What is Geography and What Can I Do With It? (Geography.com)
Geography and maps are a fundamental language for understanding the world. They provide a framework for organizing and communicating our knowledge. Increasingly geography is used in virtually every field of human endeavor, providing a universal language for understanding, communicating ideas, and providing insights. Geography asks the big questions—Where? How? Why? What if?—and gives you the perspective to answer them with advanced technology and a solid knowledge of the world in which we all live.
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What Geographers Do (from American Association of Geographers)
Geography is unique in linking the social sciences and natural sciences together. There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence. Physical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms, vegetation, soils, and water. Geographers use many tools and techniques in their work, and geographic technologies are increasingly among the most important emerging fields for understanding our complex world. They include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and online mapping such as Google Earth. Explore the links at this site from the Association of American Geographers to review sample job titles associated with specific subfields within geography.
Where Geographers Work (from American Association of Geographers)
Many geographers pursue rewarding careers in education; business and private sector; local, state, or federal government agencies; and nonprofit/NGO organizations.
Geography Jobs and Careers Info (from American Association of Geographers)
Professional geographers pursue a wide and ever growing range of career paths. From academia to private firms, from nonprofit organizations and NGOs, and state, local, and federal government agencies, geographers can be found working in every sector of the workforce. The AAG offers a variety of resources to answer questions, guide your career planning, and help you find a job. AAG members can access job announcements through the Jobs in Geography Center. Members and non-members alike can explore profiles of individual geographers; information about specific occupations, skills, and salary trends; and an assortment of other career advice and information.
What is Geo-Literacy and Why is it Important (from National Geographic)
In our modern, globally interconnected society, it is more important than ever that people understand the world around them. For that reason, National Geographic is committed to advancing geo-literacy in the U.S. and around the world. Geo-literacy is the understanding of Earth systems and interconnections that we all need to make good decisions. Whether we are making decisions about where to live, what precautions to take for natural hazards, or how to set up a manufacturing supply chain, we are all called upon to make decisions that require geo-literacy throughout our lives. On this page, you can find out more about geo-literacy, why it is important, and how you can participate in National Geographic’s geo-literacy efforts.
A World of Possibilities with a Degree in Geography (from American Association of Geographers)
Geography, Geospatial Sciences, and GIS Degree, Major, Minor, and Certificate Opportunities at KSU
The Department of Geography and Anthropology at Kennesaw State University offers a diverse range of programs including degrees in Anthropology, Geography, and Geospatial Sciences, minors in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Geography, and Native American Studies, and a certificate in Geographic Information Sciences. Our faculty conduct research on space and culture in our community and around the globe. They are passionate about sharing their research with undergraduates and invite students to join their projects as junior researchers. Through independent studies, internships, community-projects, study abroad, and student-led clubs, undergraduates in our programs acquire relevant skills and graduate to jobs that they love. They also gain an understanding of the complexity of our physical and cultural worlds today.
- BA in Geography (face-to-face)
- BA in Geography (fully online, ranked #1 in the U.S. in 2019)
- BS in Geospatial Sciences
- Minor in Geography
- Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences
Geography Education Abroad Opportunities
Education abroad programs can help you grow personally, academically, and professionally. Geography and Anthropology faculty regularly offer study abroad opportunities, particularly during summer terms. Additionally, Kennesaw State University regularly offers many education abroad opportunities in many countries in a variety of courses, as well as many foreign exchange and international internship opportunities. Regardless of what field of study or country you are passionate about, there is an education abroad program for you! The information and resources on the KSU Education Abroad Office site will help guide you through the entire education abroad experience.