Studying geography prepares you for a complex and constantly changing future. You
will gain an understanding of our global society through traditional topics such as
political, urban and economic geography.
Why geography at OSU?
Courses on unique topics such as geography of sport, outdoor recreation, and global
environmental change provide you with the skills and tools to succeed in your career.
Courses to expect for this major include Physical Geography, Global Sustainability,
Political Geography, and Biogeography.
Geography is an especially attractive major for liberal arts students. Its body of
theory and methodologies provide analytic techniques applicable to a wide range of
occupations. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:
Geographic Information Systems
Urban Planning and Historical
Air Population Specialist
Aerial Photo Interpreter
Director of Planning and Zoning
Remote Sensing Analyst
Hazardous Waste Planner
Route Delivery Manager
3+3Law option for early admission
and the opportunity to complete your undergraduate and law degree in six years
instead of seven
Center for the application of remote sensing provides research and instructional support
to the OSU Department of Geography and OSU campus community in the areas of remote
sensing and geographic information systems
Donald Hecock Memorial Library, Joe D. Drummond Map Library and OSU Cartography Services
are a few of the labs and facilities in the department