The UMW Geography Department offers various programs for students to be a part of:

  • Geography Major: This program leads to a B.A. degree in Geography. It is a substantial program that lets students focus on areas of particular interest, while still receiving a broad foundation that allows for a variety of career choices.
  • Minors: Ranging from climate science to Middle Eastern studies, a variety of minors are offered to help students supplement their degree.
  • GISc Certificate: One of only a few schools in Virginia offering such a certificate, Geographic Information Science is a growing field with a focus on spatial analysis.
  • MSGA Program: Our Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis leads to an M.S. degree that prepares students for high level GIS jobs.
  • Click below to see a short video explaining what Geographic Information Systems really involves, and another to learn about career prospects:

Opening slide "what is GIS" video