Geography

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The geography major addresses the “why of where” by uniting social and biophysical sciences, humanities and technology to examine the factors that make a place or environment unique. Connecting academic inquiry to real-world problem solving, you will develop critical thinking skills and be prepared to transfer classroom and field experience into a wide range of careers. With interests ranging from globalization to climate change and sustainability, urbanization to community development at home and abroad, our students gain the knowledge, techniques and perspectives needed to meet current and future challenges.

Programs of Study

Undergraduate

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First-year geography student competes in national Geography Bowl
Earlier this month, geography major and first-year student Michael Harris ’22 competed in the World Geography Bowl in Washington, D.C. at the American Association of Geographers' (AAG) annual meeting. Harris was part of the team from the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL), a regional division of AAG. He qualified for the team last fall through his high scores in the...
  • Art History and Geography Majors
    Megan Cooper has either attended or worked at sleepaway camps more summers of her life than not. These experiences instilled in her “a love for environments created for kids to be themselves, grow, explore, create, and gain confidence and independence.” Such a childhood can also produce the kind of...
    Art History and Geography Majors
    Megan Cooper has either attended or worked at sleepaway camps more summers of her life than not. These experiences instilled in her “a love for environments created for kids to be themselves, grow, explore, create, and gain confidence and independence.” Such a childhood can also produce the kind of...
  • Geography Major | Social Media and Engagement Coordinator AAG
    After completing her Ph.D. in geography at the University of Kansas, Emily took a job as a clinical assistant professor and undergraduate advisor at Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2015. Two years later, she now finds herself employed with the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in...
    Geography Major | Social Media and Engagement Coordinator AAG
    After completing her Ph.D. in geography at the University of Kansas, Emily took a job as a clinical assistant professor and undergraduate advisor at Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2015. Two years later, she now finds herself employed with the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in...
  • Geography and International Affairs Majors | Field Tester for Apple
    I spent my first year after graduation working for Apple, Inc., in the maps department. I do field testing and travel domestically. I was recently accepted into a masters program at the Université Grenoble Alpes to study international development and sustainability in Grenoble, France and will...
    Geography and International Affairs Majors | Field Tester for Apple
    I spent my first year after graduation working for Apple, Inc., in the maps department. I do field testing and travel domestically. I was recently accepted into a masters program at the Université Grenoble Alpes to study international development and sustainability in Grenoble, France and will...
  • Geography Major | Project Manager, Berkeley Investments
    What you are currently doing for work and what did it take to get there?
    Geography Major | Project Manager, Berkeley Investments
    What you are currently doing for work and what did it take to get there?
  • Geography and Sociology Majors | Program Support, Higher Ed Academic and Career Advising
    I'm a senior program support assistant in Academic and Career Advising at Keene State College. I love working in education and helping students find their place in college, and the world! My UNH degree is dynamic and can be used in many ways, both professionally and personally.
    Geography and Sociology Majors | Program Support, Higher Ed Academic and Career Advising
    I'm a senior program support assistant in Academic and Career Advising at Keene State College. I love working in education and helping students find their place in college, and the world! My UNH degree is dynamic and can be used in many ways, both professionally and personally.

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