Current students who declare geography prior to fall 2019 may elect to either follow the current requirements or the new requirements listed in the document below.
What is geography?
If you’re interested in places and curious about the world, geography may be for you. Geography is the study of how and why things vary from place to place around the world. Geographers study the environment, the geography of human activity, and places and all that makes them distinctive. They also study how people interact with their own environment and the natural world. Knowledge of geography is essential for comprehending the contemporary world because many of the defining issues of our times — climate change, globalization, political conflict, international migration, runaway urban growth — are fundamentally geographic in nature.
Why study geography at UNH?
With small class sizes, personalized advising by department faculty and opportunities for independent study, you’ll receive a high degree of individual attention as a geography student here. We emphasize hands-on learning, and our students have interned at places as varied as forest services, global relief organizations and planning commissions. We also encourage study abroad and have had students participate in programs in countries including Chile, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain and Vietnam. A geography degree from UNH will prepare you for a variety of careers or professional and graduate degrees.
- Community activist
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental/social science teacher
- Geospatial data analysts
- International aid worker
- Market research analyst
- Natural resources manager
- Urban/regional/transportation planner