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Geography is the study of the interaction of human kind with their environment and the world in which we live. It is concerned with the imprints of human activity on the surface of the earth. There are a number of specializations within the discipline; including cultural, regional, physical, spatial organization, cartography, and geographic information systems (GIS) to name a few.

Geography helps students understand the ongoing changes and new directions taking place in our world.


Students who complete the recommended geography curriculum at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that they know the world’s realms, regions, and key geographical concepts;

• know all of the world’s political units, along with many of the earth’s physical features;

• have a spatial perspective of the world;

• can develop a lifelong interest in world happenings while becoming familiar with current global events;

• have an appreciation of their own circumstances and recognize their responsibility as stewards of their environment;

• understand the differences between those who live in the developed world and those who live in the less developed areas of the globe;

• understand the interconnectedness of the global economy and of world trade.


Teaching has traditionally been a career choice of geography graduates, and positions continue to be available in elementary, middle, high schools, colleges, and universities. Recently geographers have entered other arenas in increasing numbers. These include business, all levels of government, local, state, and federal. Urban planning and jobs that utilize GIS trained graduates are also becoming more numerous.


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