Are you a problem solver? As scientists, geographers are naturally curious about how the world is arranged. They ask lots of questions about why things are located the way they are and then they try to answer those questions.

Career Opportunities

Business Businesses such as banks, fast-food chains, supermarkets and package delivery firms rely on geographers with training in location analysis to help select appropriate sites for their operations and manage routing systems.  Locational analysts have a broad base of expertise in economics, marketing, transportation, demography and spatial statistics.  Geographers with skills in an area of climatology, landforms, and computer mapping are in demand…

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Study Abroad

The University of Georgia offers its students over 100 faculty-led study abroad group programs in addition to exchange programs. It has risen to rank in the top five in the nation for University student participation in study abroad programs. UGA is also a member of various consortia and is affiliated with organizations that offer many additional programs. However, our students are not limited to these opportunities, and can select from many of thousands of…

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Major in Atmospheric Sciences

The UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program offers a new undergraduate major (B.S.) in Atmospheric Sciences effective Spring 2017 as well as a graduate certificate in Atmospheric Sciences. The undergraduate major can easily be completed with a double major in Geography. The major will replace the Undergraduate Certificate in Atmospheric Sciences, which has been in place since 2000. If you have questions about transitioning from the certificate to a major, please…

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Minor in Geography

A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of course work with at least 9 hours of upper division course work. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E (1998 core curriculum) or Areas I though V (2008 core curriculum) may not be counted as course work in the minor. Courses taken in Core Area F or Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor. Required Courses: (15 hours) Fifteen hours of GEOG courses (Nine hours must be upper division). All courses…

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Certificate Programs

Certificate programs offers students an opportunity to complement concentrations in a wide array of subjects within the department, such as GIScience, Atmospheric Science, and Urban and Metropolitan Studies, and in related interdisciplinary programs, such as Water Resources. Students can simultaneously satisfy the requirements of the certificate program while completing their electives requirements. 

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The internship in geography is a 3-credit-hours course. It carries a grade of S or U reflecting a student's performance of internship requirements as described below. Internships may be arranged on a full-time or part-time basis, so long as no less that 200 hours of working time is spent on the job during the semester enrolled. Each internship earns 3 credit hours, however, GEOG 3990 can be repeated for a total of 6 hours. The purpose of the internship…

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Major in Geography

Human Geography combines economic and cultural geography to explore the relationships between humans and their natural environment, and to track the broad social patterns that shape human societies. Physical Geography is the study of the natural processes that shape the surface of the Earth and life on it; the characteristics of the natural features of some portion of the Earth's surface; the study of physical features of the earth's surface. Geographic…

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Become a Geographer

The word Geography is derived from the Greek words geo ("the Earth") and graphein ("to write", as in "to describe").  Geography is the study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity.  Since Geography is the study of the relationship between the planet earth and its inhabitants, it can be considered both a natural and a social science.  Geographers look at…

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