Why Geography

Why Geography

Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences and the natural sciences. At UNI, geography majors are prepared to be informed, engaged and empowered global citizens, with strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills.  That means using cutting-edge technology to research, discover and ultimately broaden your knowledge about our planet, its inhabitants and their effect on each other. It’s also honing in on your observational and analytical skills. Learning how to take in vast quantities of information and think critically. Understanding continuity and change in a range of contexts.

01 AGENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

Geography studies how humans have contributed to changes in our physical environments, and what steps can be taken to conserve, repair or monitor changes for a brighter future. UNI geography students enact positive change through coursework, internships and service-learning projects.

02 CRITICAL THINKING

Geography hones observational and analytical skills. Students gain the ability to take in vast quantities of information and think critically, with the capacity to understand continuity and change in a range of contexts.

03 EXPLORE THE WORLD

Geography prepares students to be informed, engaged and empowered global citizens, with strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

04 ROOTED IN TECHNOLOGY

UNI geography majors utilize powerful advanced geospatial tools to collect, analyze and store geographic data: cartography, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS).

05 MARKETABLE SKILLS

Geography majors are equipped with the knowledge and skills to move smoothly between a variety of fields. Geographers are active in environmental issues, national hazards, globalization, homeland security, rural and economic development, business analytics, disease outbreak and much more. 

06 CAREER FOCUSED

UNI offers an applied, career-focused curriculum designed to prepare geography students for heavily recruited job skills like GIS and remote-sensing, design ingenuity, environmental management, field/market research, multi-cultural expertise and many more.