Professionals with skills in geospatial technologies are increasingly in demand.
UND's affordable bachelor’s degree in geography offers concentrations in community and urban development, environmental geography and geographic education. The geography degree is designed to use technology and scientific reasoning to study locations, the differences between places and how people interact with the environment.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Earn a Geography Degree at UND?
Geography is the science of place and space. As a geography student at UND, you'll explore the science of our global landscape and prepare to create solutions to some of today's most urgent problems.
Geography majors at UND choose an area of focus from three concentrations:
- Community and urban development
- Environmental geography
- Geographic education
If a career in information systems, remote sensing or global positioning systems (GPS) is appealing to you, you can also add-on a minor in Geospatial Technologies.
Whichever program you choose, you'll study geospatial technologies related to human geography, physical geography and geographic education.
Most Affordable Bachelor's Degree in Geography
Great Value Colleges ranks UND #10 in the nation for the most affordable bachelor's degree in geography for 2020. To help cut down on time and cost, you can earn academic credit for your volunteer work and/or work experience.
Learning to Lead
Using augmented reality students gain hands-on experience to view geographic information.
Earn academic credit for work and volunteer experience.
Engage in lab and field experience as part of some geography courses.
Join Gamma Theta Upsilon, the geography honor society.
Participate in active research with faculty within the department and across campus.
A geography major from UND opens the door to myriad career opportunities in government, education, business, nonprofits and beyond. With a B.S., our graduates have the option of continuing on to graduate school or starting a highly successful career such as:
- Community Development Analyst
- GIS Technician
- Imagery Scientist
- Senior GIS Analyst
- City Planner
- Cartographic Technician
- Research Scientist
- International Logistics Analyst
- Hydrologic Technician
- Site Assessment Analyst
- GIS Coordinator
- Director of Economic Development
- High School or Middle School Teacher
- Science and Operations Officer
When You Major in Geography
A Geography degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Geographic Information Systems
- ArcGIS (GIS Software)
- Remote Sensing
- Spatial Analysis
UND Geography Alumni
Geography alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Bolton & Menk, Inc.
- City of Bismarck
- City of Grand Forks
- Colorado State University