Geography Degree

Geography is the study of the earth--its lands, physical features, cultural and political divisions, inhabitants, and so on. Geography specialists use this knowledge for a wide range of applications in the professional world. They often work as urban planners, surveyors, and geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing specialists.

Educational requirements for geography careers vary across specialities. For example, those interested in working with GIS technology need to complete a degree program which provides specialized technical training, while those aspiring to teach at an elementary or secondary school must hold a bachelor's degree and teaching certification. Individuals desiring to conduct research or teach at a university need to earn a doctorate degree.

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