How we plan communities and use natural resources affects the quality of life for millions of people around the world now and for years to come. Be part of the solution with a geography degree with a concentration in environmental and land use planning. Use your knowledge, skills and talent to help construct a better world.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
The way we use our valuable land and resources, including how we plan communities, impacts every person on earth. Expert geographic assessments can help create strong, healthy communities. In our geography: environmental and land use program, you'll learn to help address issues like population growth and community or city revitalization efforts that could impact millions.
As our global resources continue to dwindle and we continue to learn valuable lesson from the challenge of our urban and rural communities, you can lead the way with new solutions.
Our geography degree offers a concentration in environmental and land use planning — a skillset that's in high-demand. Our program will also arm you with the technical skills to gain the most from today’s most advanced geospatial technology, including GPS, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. You’ll learn to analyze geographic data for valuable and actionable insights for your land use planning projects.
As a student in our geography: environmental & land use planning program, you’ll:
- Gain access to unique technologies, such as our a 6-foot-long unmanned helicopter equipped with a high-resolution digital camera.
- Get hands-on experience using the latest GIS hardware and software to provide geospatial research tools for solving academic, governmental and industrial problems.
- Benefit from small classes, field trips and opportunities to work in close collaboration with faculty on research projects.
- Gain professional development, resources and contacts through student organizations such as the Geography Club.
Careers & Outcomes
With our geography degree, you'll have highly marketable skills and will find many career opportunities — geospatial intelligence analyst, GIS analyst, urban planner, cartographer, resource manager, environmental consultant, climatologist, and educator.
|Urban and Regional Planner||$74,350|
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