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Majors

Projected Employment Growth

By 2020, employment is projected to grow 26% in geography and 19% in planning  (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Geography

Geography majors explore the interactions of people, places, and environments, integrating social and natural sciences to understand global issues and address them locally. Geographers synthesize spatial information using qualitative and quantitative techniques, including geospatial mapping technologies. Students gain critical thinking, research, and communications skills through both independent research and collaborative learning. Majors are trained for diverse opportunities related to urbanization, global development, and the environment.

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning majors systematically analyze urban problems and design appropriate solutions. Planners define urban problems, analyze them using geospatial and other methods, and use relevant planning concepts and techniques to facilitate decision-making. Students gain critical thinking, research, and communications skills through both independent research and team and projects. These skills prepare students for diverse public and private opportunities in planning and development.