Undergraduates who are interested in the Environment and Society specialization will need to meet the following requirements and complete the required course work to earn a B.A. in Geography. Undergraduates also will be interested in the acquired skill sets as a part of this course work, the types of issues and topics that are addressed, and the career opportunities that are available within this field.
For students declaring the major prior to this time, please see your degree audit or the Geography Undergraduate Advisor for information on requirements.
The following is an example of the types of issues and topics students will study within the Environment and Society specialization.
Law and policy issues
Ecological systems (human-environmental impact)
History and philosophy
Students can expect to acquire and perform the following skills sets within this specialization. Students also should have a solid background in mathematics and the physical sciences.
Geographers can find career opportunities in many fields both within and outside the field of geography. Below is a partial listing of careers that students within the Environment and Society specialization are well-suited and where previous graduates have found employment.