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Studying Geography at Weber State

Weber State’s geography program prepares you for careers in an ever-expanding field dealing with relationships among the Earth’s lands, features and people.

Geography Highlights

All Weber State geography majors conduct a unique research project that provides an outstanding capstone experience to your course work.

You can earn your bachelor’s degree or minor in geography teaching.

Beyond the Classroom

As a geography major, you can gain practical field experience through field trips and internships.

You can also join Weber State’s Geography Club to meet your peers and participate in new experiences and opportunities in your field.

Andrew Hackett

Class of 2017

“Geography is a wide-ranging field, covering social and physical systems of Earth. Appropriately, the program offers fantastic courses to cover pertinent information to prepare students for their next step.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

All Weber State geography majors take courses that explore Earth’s physical and human dynamics and how they interrelate. While in the program, you can tailor your degree to fit your interests by focusing on a particular area of study, including:

  • General geography
  • Environmental geography
  • Urban planning
  • Technical geography
  • Global studies
  • Asian studies
  • Ethnic studies
  • European studies
  • Latin American studies
  • Geography teaching

What You Can Do After Weber

Your geography degree will prepare you for a wide range of professions.

Graduates regularly find careers in industries such as:

  • Cartography
  • Land-use planning
  • Geotechnologies
  • Census analysis
  • Environmental consulting
  • Forestry
  • Hydrology
  • Climatology
  • Education

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for geography graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...

Faculty Perspective

  • Eric Ewert

    “Geographers are in greater demand now than at any time in recent history. People, countries, economies, politics, environment,      resources, social spaces and marketplaces have never been so interdependent. Weber State equips students with an understanding of these connections and the latest geographic technology to prepare them for promising careers in the field.”