Focused Area Advisor: Scott Lindquist, (208) 732-6252,

Major Advisor: Brian Dobbs, (208) 732-6266,

Geography is the study of the earth as the world of humankind, with particular emphasis on spatial phenomena.

Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate’s degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Careers available to students include; teachers, urban planners, cartographers, global positioning specialists and government jobs.

Upon successful completion of the Geography program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of Geography.
  2. Develop an understanding of self and the world by examining the dynamic interaction of individuals, groups, and societies as they shape and are shaped by history, culture, institutions, and ideas.
  3. Utilize discipline specific approaches from the field of Geography, such as research methods, inquiry, or problem-solving, to examine the variety of perspectives about human experiences.
  4. Evaluate how reasoning, history, or culture informs and guides individual, civic, or global decisions.
  5. Understand and appreciate similarities and differences among and between individuals, cultures, or societies across space and time.

Program Application Required: No

Sample Career Opportunities: Geographers

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices