Geography is more than just maps! Geography is the science of space and place. Studies in geography allow opportunities to examine and critically evaluate our environments as well as reimagine them.

Learn the latest technologies in data and mapping for spatial analysis and support decision making in every area relating to how we plan, design, and build our towns and cities. Learn about transport and mobility, housing, employment, demographics, population health, liveability, disaster resilience, and impacts of climate change.

Careers in Government, Education, and Business

From city planning to high-tech spatial analysis, there is a wide diversity of careers that geography offers.

  • Begin your career as a news and travel magazine writer or editor, a GIS officer for a planning department, or become a teacher.
  • Work for the government as a city planner, transportation planner, or demographic/census analyst.
  • Join the business sector as a spatial analyst, urban designer, or market researcher.
  • Work for businesses or the government to focus on the mitigation and management of climate change impact and reimagine cities and agriculture systems that are sustainable.
  • Specialize as an international economist, soil conservationist, transportation futurist, or geologist.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Geography major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Urban Studies, Anthropology, Social Ecology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Global Studies/International Relations, and many more.

  • Search a list of Geography related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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