Geography

Geography offers a unique way of seeing and understanding the world, combined with the ability to communicate this understanding to others.

Church in ChicagoGeography is a growing field that offers a wide range of career options. Geographers study both natural science and social science. Natural science topics include spatial patterns of rocks, soils, animals, plants, climate and weather. Social science topics include spatial patterns of culture, policy, conflict, demographics, economics, resources and waste, with an emphasis on investigating the intersection of human activity and environmental processes. Geographers use a variety of geospatial technologies to map the world in different ways from the global to the local. 

The Department of Geography offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in geography and an online Master of Geographic Information Science. Our faculty represent a diverse array of research fields in human and physical geography and geographic information science. 


Geography at Kent State Stark


Regular Geography Course Offerings at Kent State Stark

COURSE TITLE REQUIREMENT FREQUENCY
ENVS 22070 Nature & Society Minor Core Elective 1 section per year
GEOG 10160 Introduction to Geography Kent Core Social Sciences 2 sections per year
GEOG 17063 World Geography Kent Core Social Sciences & Global Diversity 1-2 sections per year
GEOG 17064 Geography of the U.S. & Canada Kent Core Social Sciences & Domestic Diversity 1 section per year
GEOG 21062 Physical Geography Kent Core Basic Sciences 1 section per year
GEOG 21063 Physical Geography Lab Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab 1 section per year
GEOG 22061 Human Geography Kent Core Social Sciences & Global Diversity 1 section per year
GEOG 31070 Population and Environment   1 section per year
GEOG 41073 Conservation of Natural Resources   1 section per year
GEOG 49070 Geographic Information Science   1 section per year