Geography Major

Students can complete 2-3 years of the Geography major at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete the degree.

As a Geography major, you’ll have a vast array of career options available to you. While you will not see many positions advertised for a “geographer,” an understanding of human and environmental processes from a spatial perspective is essential in many careers. Geographers work in environmental, social and GIS fields, implementing our spatial skill sets to analyze problems and recommend solutions.

The Geography major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Environmental geographers work as conservation or parks managers, surveyors, remote sensing technicians, ecologists, hydrologists, water resource managers, national park rangers, climatologists, meteorologists, hazards analysts, epidemiologists, and climate change analysts.
  • Social geographers work as city engineers, urban planners, foreign affairs officers, preservationists, non-profit directors, demographers, cultural resources managers, lobbyists, congressional staffers, emergency management specialists, educators, journalists, community development directors, lawyers, and market analysts.
  • Geographic information scientists work as analysts for the federal, state, and local government, for businesses and non-profits, and they also serve as GIS developers, remote sensors, instructors, web developers, and cartographers.