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Geographers integrate knowledge of culture, society and the economy with understanding of the earth’s physical system and biosphere in order to provide a holistic perspective on human-environment relationships.  This integrative perspective is vital to understanding and addressing the world’s complex problems, including renewable energy, environmental change, and indigenous cultures in a globalizing world.

Geography faculty bring a rich history of expertise to the study of cultural, historical, political, economic, environmental, and applied physical geography.  This focus on the human-environment interface complements and enhances the mission of the College by bridging the social and atmospheric sciences. Climatology, resource management, and wind energy are just a few of the many career opportunities available with a degree in geography. 

Students may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. Specific course requirements for each program are found on the program checksheet:

B.A. in Geography checksheet (PDF)

B.S. in Geography checksheet (PDF)


Careers in Geography

  • Climatologist
  • Community Resources Specialist
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geointelligence Specialist
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Location and Siting Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Natural Hazards Analyst
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Water Resources Specialist
OU Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

For further information about Geography, please refer to: