Career Information

General Information

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography is to provide students with an understanding of the discipline of geography.  This includes courses in physical, human, and cultural geography, as well methods courses that provide exposure to the various tools and techniques of geographic research.  The curriculum is comprehensive and designed to serve students in potential career in research, government, industry and education.  As students fine-tune their interests in geography, a GES advisor or other faculty encourages students to follow one four academic tracks. These tracks which include a carefully selected set of related courses, are intended to accelerate and direct students toward a specific career.  Options in Geography and Environmental Studies include: Human & Cultural Dynamics; Physical Systems; Environmental & Sustainability Studies; & Geospatial / GIScience, as well as emphases in Elementary Education or Special Education.

Career Possibilities

  • Aerial Photo Image Interpreter
  • *Geographer
  • Cartographer
  • Water Conservation Planner
  • *Emergency Program Manager
  • *Hydrogeologist
  • *Urban and Regional Planners
  • *Environmental Scientist
  • *Geoscientist
  • *Oceanographer
  • GIS Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Land Use Planner
  • Elementary / Special Education School Teacher

*May require additional education or certification

Colorado Statistics

  • 2016 Annual median salary for Urban and Regional Planners is $74,980; employment is expected to grow 19% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary for Cartographers is $68,170; employment is expected to grow 31% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary for Emergency Management Directors is $80,960; employment is expected to grow 24% by 2024.

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