Programs of Study for Fall 2022

We are excited to announce that we have a brand new major starting in Fall, 2022 – and we have significantly revised the Geography major!

The Geospatial Analysis Major is for students interested in careers in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), who want to take a deep dive into geotechnical skills while ensuring a broad foundation in thematic geography. Looking to become a geospatial analyst, solution engineer, imagery analyst, cartographer, or GIS technician? This major is for you!  See details here.

The revised Geography Major is designed to ensure a broad foundation in cultural, physical, and technical geography but then allows students to select courses and identify an area of specialization. Students can tailor their own interests and maintain a narrow focus, or add additional courses for a more expansive education. Careers in planning, community outreach, environmental assessments, or any kind of geographic research start here! See this page for details.

Both majors lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography.

The Certificate in Geographic Information Science can be added on to either of these majors, or indeed to any major at UMW!

The Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis (MSGA) is for students who have completed several GIS courses, or can demonstrate work experience in GIS.

Qualified undergraduate students may enter UMW’s 4+1 MSGA program in their senior year, taking two graduate-level courses that count towards both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and potentially completing the MSGA in one additional year.