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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Geography majors have careers opportunities such as teaching, nature center interpreter, GIS professionals, meteorologist, and urban planners.