UGA Specific Information for Geography

The Geography major is designed to expose students to the areas of human, regional, and physical geography, as well as geographic techniques. In addition to studying landmasses, Geography focuses on climate, and, sea, air, plant, mineral resources, population density, environmental changes, and how people adapt to these things. With such diversity, geographers perform a wide variety of jobs in a wide array of geographical areas. These might include areas such as urban and regional planning, housing and community development, business site location, environmental analysis, climatology, resource conservation, or cartography. Students trained in geography bring increased awareness of global issues, sensitivity to cultural differences, and an understanding of the complexity of environmental issues on life.


Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Geography Majors for the Class of 2017*

The Georgia Institute of Technology | The University of Georgia | The University of Virginia

POSITION TITLES AND EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED THIS MAJOR (CLASS OF 2017)*

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.