Prospective Students

Geographers get jobs.

Graduates of our program go on to careers with private companies, government agencies, or pursue a higher degree in graduate school. A recently hired student from our program testifies, "what you are learning in class is exactly what you'll be doing in a job." With a degree in geography from UNA, you'll be highly qualified to pursue your career path: our degree concentrations emphasize: collaboration through teamwork, hands-on learning with the latest GIS and remote sensing software and technology, outside the classroom learning opportunities through study abroad and field courses, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and independent and guided research alongside our outstanding faculty.

Geographers Job OutlookSurprised to hear that geography is more than memorizing states and capitals or that an incredible array of career opportunities exist in the field of geography? Here is some data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows how lucrative the market is for geographers.

Alumni from the Department of Geography at UNA go on to big CEO and founder of a GIS consulting group, Senior Vice President of a GIS consulting group, assistant professor of geography, urban planner of a local municipality, planning director of a local municipality, GIS specialist with an environmental group, state GPS sales representative with a state government, viticulturist with a wine producing company, offshore survey tech with an oil consulting group, and many others. Our program has a job placement rate of around 90% for our graduates.

Where will geography at UNA take you?

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