Geography is a Field of Study that focuses on places and how they interconnect human beings with each other and the natural world from local to global scales. Studying geography is an opportunity to integrate different academic disciplines, compare different parts of our planet, and understand how the past has shaped present-day places.
Geographers can emphasize human geography (such as racial/ethnic or economic inequalities across space), natural or physical geography (such as plant regions or natural hazards), or people-environment interaction (such as political ecology, climate justice, food systems, or Indigenous studies).
Studying geography opens your eyes to the world around you and opens doors into careers such as:
- Urban or rural planning
- Climate policy development
- Global education
- Ecological habitat restoration
- Cultural site protection
- International relations
- Natural resource policy
- Cartography (mapmaking)
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)