Geography allows you to explore the world in new ways, giving you greater understanding
of the field's physical and theoretical layers. From mapping to historical preservation
to forestry, geography offers something for everyone.
Why geography at OSU?
Studying geography at OSU prepares you for a complex and constantly changing future
as you gain an understanding of our global society through traditional topics such
as political, urban and economic geography. 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.
Geography is an especially attractive major for liberal arts students. Its body of
theory and methodologies provide analytic techniques that are applicable to a wide-range
of occupations. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:
Geographic Information Systems
Urban Planning and Historical Preservation
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 Department of Geography and OSU campus in the areas of remote sensing and geographic
Donald Hecock Memorial Library, Joe D. Drummond Map Library and OSU Cartography Services
are a few of the labs and facilities in the department.