Equipped with critical thinking skills that integrate knowledge of the human world and physical environment, combined with latest in geospatial technical skills, our majors are prepared to pursue meaningful careers in a wide range of fields. 

  • Aerial Photo Interpreter
  • Agricultural Geographer
  • Cartographer
  • Cartographic Researcher
  • City Planner
  • Demographer
  • County Planner
  • Demographer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Research Specialist
  • Foreign Service
  • Unoccupied Aerial Vehicle (UAV/drone) pilot
  • Geographical Consultant
  • GIS Technician
  • GIS Analyst
  • GIS Specialist
  • GIS Programmer
  • GIS Specialist working in a wide range of disciplines including: wildlife, forestry, rangeland, fisheries, pollution, health services, water resources, utilities, geology, coastal and marine management, climate impacts and resilience, urban planning, disaster planning, social issues, epidemiology, transportation, energy, anthropology, and agriculture.
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Land Use Management Specialist
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Map Editor
  • Marketing Area Analyst
  • Navigation Response Associate
  • Park Ranger
  • Recreational Area Manager
  • Resource Planning Analyst
  • Surveyor
  • Teacher
  • Urban Planner

Marketable Skills In Your Major


  • Written and oral presentation skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Program management and implementation
  • Communicating scientific concepts and concerns to diverse audiences

Lab Based Skills

  • General laboratory skills
  • Field based research and testing

Extensive Analytical and Investigative Skills

  • Analyze human interactions and natural environment
  • Conducting field studies
  • Sampling and surveying
  • Policy analysis

Planning/GIS/Remote Sensing

Resource management
Principles of urban and regional planning
Mapping and GIS skills
Geospatial analysis and environmental impact assessment


  • Understanding of sustainability practices
  • Implementation of sustainable policies/methods
  • Management of natural resources and ecosystems