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OU College of Atmospheric & Geographical SciencesThe University of OklahomaCollege of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences - Geography, Environmental Sustainability, Geoinformatics, Meteorology




Geography & Enviromental Sustainability

Degrees in Geography and Environmental Sustainability

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.

Environmental sustainability deals with how human societies can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Achieving this goal requires balancing short- and long-term needs related to jobs and economic growth, societal well-being, and environmental health.  Students may select options in Science & Natural Resources, Culture & Society, or Planning & Management.

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 or environmental sustainability. 

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