The Bachelor’s in Geography program prepares students to succeed as professionals in today’s job market through an innovative curriculum focusing on building critical thinking, technical, and practical skills across a range of Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Geospatial Information Science courses. The curriculum includes a mixture of classroom and lab instruction, hands-on projects, and professional internship experiences that actively engage students in the learning process and provide the skills necessary for life-long learning. The Department maintains state-of-the-art facilities, including technology-enhanced classrooms, a Physical Geography lab, and a GIScience computer lab supporting students as they utilize the latest software and hardware. The Department provides a supportive learning environment where students work closely with faculty and peers while enjoying numerous opportunities to participate in campus, state, and national professional activities.
Geography alumni have successfully applied their knowledge and practical skills in a variety of career paths in both the public and private sectors, including urban and regional planning, economic development, environmental planning, natural resource and energy management, weather forecasting, emergency response and homeland security, Geospatial Information Science analysis, and education. Other alumni have continued with Geography studies at the graduate level.
The Bachelor’s in Geography requires a minimum total of 42 credit hours of Geography coursework. To compensate for the increased number of hours for the Bachelor’s in Geography, students are exempted from the college foreign language requirement. All Geography majors are required to earn a C or better in their Geography courses if those hours are to count toward the major requirements.
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Dr. Megan E. Gibbons
Coordinator of International Education
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Office of International Programs
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A. 25301
Phone: (304) 558.0261