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Global Studies

BS Geography emphasis
Explore the landscapes of human and natural processes

A well-rounded liberal arts education

Geography will help you under understand how people, places, and problems are related in our increasingly complex world. By studying these connections with a spatial perspective (i.e., focusing on the relevance of location), you will be able to propose solutions to challenging social, environmental, economic, and political problems. The Global Studies emphasis will give you a broad experience with the geographic perspective, both conceptually and professionally.


Students have typically used this emphasis:
  • As a liberal arts style degree to satisfy an interest in geography, even if they pursue a different career.
  • To prepare for graduate studies in geography, business, law, development, or international relations.
  • To prepare for careers that require geographic knowledge and skills, especially at a global scale (e.g., sustainable development, multi-national corporations, consultants, federal governments, international business, and the military).
  • Job titles might include: Geographer, Location Analyst, International Business Liaison, University Professor, High School Teacher, Environmental Lawyer, Relief Services Provider

Median Salary: $44,360/YR

Expected Learning Outcomes

The Course Work will teach you about the spatial processes and patterns of a particular subject at global and local scales; interactions among many spatial forces in a particular region, emphasizing the role of those interactions on current issues and help you develop the analytical and communication tools for learning about the world and solving geographic problems.

Upon finishing the Global Studies Program Requirements you will be able to:

  • Explain the development and current activities of human societies at world, national and local scales.
  • Understand the fundamental principles of the physical environment, the ongoing changes therein, and the interactions between the physical environment and human activity.
  • Study practical and theoretical issues in geography, using a variety of methods such as quantitative and qualitative analysis, documentary research, map analysis, geospatial technologies, and written communication.
  • Evaluate the core human and environmental processes which create the context for global issues.
  • Recommend viable solutions to current world problems.