Types of Careers

Geography is a quintessential liberal arts subject, bringing a spatial context to many disciplines. As such, you could find a career in just about anything!

Many of our alumni become geospatial analysts, planners, researchers, and teachers (check out the Where Are They Now? map to see what alumni end up doing). They work for a range of federal agencies, local and state governments, industry leaders, non-profit and service organizations. In addition, many alumni have excelled in top graduate programs.

Common employers for geography majors include:

  • Intelligence Agencies and their contractors
  • GIS Consulting Companies
  • City, Regional, State and Environmental Planning or GIS Departments
  • Environmental, Engineering, or Architectural Consultation Firms
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Government Agencies (e.g. Census Bureau, USGS, EPA, ACOE, National Parks, NOAA)
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Schools

Some great career resources include: