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 understanding the world, geography may be for you. Geography provides a framework for comprehending the world and a universal language to communicate knowledge and perspective that is useful in almost every field of study. Geographers study the relationships between environments and human activity, exploring the form, function and perceptions of places and spaces and how they interact and change. Knowledge of geography is essential for understanding the contemporary world because many of the defining issues of our times — climate change, globalization, political conflict, natural resource management, 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 China, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom and Vietnam. A geography degree from UNH will prepare you for a variety of careers or professional and graduate degrees.
- Community development worker
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental/social science teacher
- Geospatial data analysts
- International aid worker
- Market research analyst
- Natural resources manager
- Real estate
- Urban/regional/transportation planner