GEOG Programs at UMD
Geography is the discipline that attempts to explore how environments emerge by natural processes, how societies produce, organize, use and misuse environments, and how societies themselves are influenced by the environments in which they are located. Thus, geography aims to study both natural and human realms and their interactions, focusing on space, places, and regions, addressing and questioning both short-term and longer-term processes and their resultant patterns.
There are a variety of career and graduate opportunities for geography majors. Recent graduates with a geography degree from our department have been employed as cartographer, city planner, GIS specialist, hydrologist, soil conservationist, water resources technician, natural resources planner, watershed technician, environmental scientist, crime analyst, meteorologist, K12 teacher, among others.