Geography at St. Cloud State University offers exciting courses and transformative experiences to prepare and equip students with highly marketable skills for a range of exciting professions in private industry and the public sector. Using hands-on cutting-edge technology and scientific applications, such as Geographic Information Science (GIS), Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones), and satellite imagery, along with social, political, and environmental analysis, geography majors make sense of complex patterns and events locally and around the world and seek to understand how physical and human processes interact to create specific places, landscapes, and environments. Guided by a highly trained, dedicated, and welcoming faculty community, our students learn how to create maps, interpret remotely sensed images, analyze spatial data, conduct field study, study abroad, research pressing local and global issues, and gain workplace experience to position themselves for rewarding careers in a high-demand and fast-growing employment sector. Ultimately, SCSU’s geography program prepares students to become responsible and effective stewards of the local and global communities and environments in which they live and work.
The geography major (and minor) is completable entirely online while retaining the flexibility to take in-person classes. Online classes are offered in synchronous, asynchronous, or HyFlex/hybrid formats, allowing you to access the classroom in multiple innovative ways to best suit your schedule and help you graduate in a timely fashion with a high-quality and marketable degree in Geography.
To discuss adding the geography major or minor to your program of study, email Dr. Gareth John to express your interest.
*Advanced education preferred