Geographical Sciences

Geographical Sciences

Geographical Sciences focus on the fundamental concern with the interactions between the Earth's biosphere and its atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. It is a broad based undergraduate degree that draws upon courses from Geomorphology, Biogeography, Climatology, Hydrology and GIScience. The program emphasizes the environmental consequences of global change and field-based research.

Sample skill sets

  • Knowledge of the interactions between life and the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
  • Understanding of the Earth’s surface and near surface environments
  • Familiarity with climatology, biogeography, hydrology and geomorphology
  • Technical skills: GIS, cartography, remote sensing - data visualization techniques
  • Experience with cartographic design and map production
  • Use of collected geographical data to create occupancy mapping, natural resource inventory, community planning mapping, emergency preparedness and infrastructure mapping
  • Able to work with various types of historical information such as archaeology data, ethnographic reports, oral histories, and historical maps
  • Field experience: sampling, instrumentation, surveying, mapping techniques, and data analysis