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.

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Mary Stampone

Love of Everything Outside Set Course

Science prerequisite paid off
Editor's Note: This is the latest installment in a series featuring UNH faculty telling their stories in their own words. Mary Stampone, associate professor of geography, state climatologist "My grandfather loved The Weather Channel. It was on nonstop at his house. That was the start of my interest in everything outside. I was always curious about nature. If I wasn’t in school or in bed, I was in...
  • 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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