Our department offers a wide range of opportunities and resources for our students, ranging from internships at a regional governmental agencies to field experience study abroad.
Our internship program provides students an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on skills and experience, while also earning credits (and often income). The Department of Geography is committed to connecting our students with internships offered by partners and alumni in the region, and facilitating the search for opportunities nationwide. Any Urban & Regional Planning or Geography & Sustainable Development major interested in an internship can attain one. Partnering organizations have included:
Geography and planning have always been driven by a spirit of exploration, and are best learned in the field. The Department of Geography at Miami emphasizes the importance of taking learning beyond the classroom.
This spirit of exploration runs throughout the curriculum:
The Geography and Planning Society (GPS) is a student organization made up of Geography and Urban & Regional Planning majors.
Geographers are employed at a wide range of companies, ranging from private industry to federal and state agencies.
The following awards are given to outstanding Geography majors on an annual basis: