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Geography Minor

Acquire an In-Depth Understanding of Our Planet and Its Natural Systems
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Geography, Minor Overview
Working directly with key players who utilized and applied such knowledge daily elevated the learning experience to an entirely new level, and I'm glad I took advantage of the opportunity. Sure, it looks great on a resume, but until you've been an active participant within an organization, you really haven't been exposed to the big picture. Thanks to my internship experience, I see that picture and I know what it takes to succeed outside of the classroom.
Geography Minor Student

Our alumni are:

Produce data layers, maps, graphs and reports using GIS technology. (Source)

Measure, record or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. (Source)

Collect, measure and interpret geographic information to create and update maps and charts for regional planning, education and other purposes. (Source)

Determine the data a project calls for, typically on behalf of surveyors, engineers and remote sensing scientists. (Source)

Study the weather and climate. (source)

Collect soil data, consult, investigate, evaluate, interpret, plan or inspect in relation to soil science. (Source)

Evaluate scientific data and research about the climate. (Source)

Assess and plan the use of land, community areas and other urban locations.

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Learn To

Design a map that clearly demonstrates a geographic pattern or process

Read and explain information displayed on specialized thematic maps

Collect data and information related to geographic problems

Critically assess the format, value, and limitations of various data and information sources

Manipulate geographic information in digital formats