The formal discipline of geography traces its roots back to ancient Greece where scholars took on the enormous task of providing an accurate description of the Earth (or geography). Modern geography has evolved into a discipline that goes far beyond description and provides understanding and insight into the world that surrounds us. Geographers are trained both as physical and social scientists, and this training brings an integrative perspective to the issues and problems facing us in the 21st century. Geography graduates are actively engaged in a variety of professional fields ranging from the theoretical to the applied.


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Alumni Profiles and News

  • David Baylis (AQ 2006) completed his graduate work at Michigan State University and successfully defended his dissertation in April. He has accepted a faculty position at Delta State University in Mississippi. Congratulations Dr. Baylis!
  • Andrew Giguere (AQ 2007) is employed as a GIS Analyst for Leelanau County.
  • Physical Geography Class Inspires Alumnus to Pursue Climatology Work >Read More
  • Alumna Works to End Human Trafficking >Read More
  • Aquinas Graduate Student Works in a Pioneering Literacy Program >Read More

Did You Know?

Geography majors have career opportunities such as teaching, nature center interpreter, GIS professional, meteorologist, and urban planner.