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General Information

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography is to provide students with an understanding of the discipline of geography.  This includes courses in physical, human, and cultural geography, as well methods courses that provide exposure to the various tools and techniques of geographic research.  The curriculum is comprehensive and designed to serve students in potential career in research, government, industry and education.  As students fine-tune their interests in geography, a GES advisor or other faculty encourages students to follow one four academic tracks. These tracks which include a carefully selected set of related courses, are intended to accelerate and direct students toward a specific career.  Options in Geography and Environmental Studies include: Human & Cultural Dynamics; Physical Systems; Environmental & Sustainability Studies; & Geospatial / GIScience, as well as emphases in Elementary Education or Special Education.

Career Possibilities

  • Aerial Photo Image Interpreter
  • *Geographer
  • Cartographer
  • Water Conservation Planner
  • *Emergency Program Manager
  • *Hydrogeologist
  • *Urban and Regional Planners
  • *Environmental Scientist
  • *Geoscientist
  • *Oceanographer
  • GIS Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Land Use Planner
  • Elementary / Special Education School Teacher

*May require additional education or certification

Salary Statistics (2019)

  • Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists: Median Wages: $88,550
  • Geosphysical Data Technicians: Median Wages: $51,130
  • Geographic Information Systems Technicians: Median Wages: $88,550
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists: Median Wages: $65,470
  • Remote Sensing Technicians: Median Wages: $50,550
  • Urban and Regional Planners: Median Wages: $74,350
  • Transportation Planners: Median Wages: $83,330
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists: Median Wages: $71,360
  • Environmental Restoration Planners: Median Wages: $71,360

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UCCS Career Center

(719) 255-3340

https://career.uccs.edu/