Department of Geography
Undergraduate Program: The Geography program at UNA offers three options in geography leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, a minor program in geography, and in Geographic Information Science (GIScience), a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), coursework applicable to general studies components in all programs, and coursework contributory to other curricula, including the programs for the preparation of K-12 teachers offered through the College of Education. The three options include:
Option 1: General Geography - This option is designed to serve students interested in careers in government, business and industry as geographers and cartographers or teaching geography or social studies in the K-12 classroom. General Geography students may complete a minor or second major in a field of their interest. This program also prepares students for graduate studies in both geography and education.
Option 2: Geographic Information Science – This option is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for careers in applied geography using various technologies including the fields of geographic information systems, remote sensing, computer cartography, urban and/or regional planning, economic geography, resource utilization, and land use analysis. The GIScience option also provides preparation for graduate study in geography leading to careers in applied geography or for research and teaching at the collegiate level.
Option 3: Business Geography – This option is designed to serve students who wish to combine the complementary spatial and economic perspectives of geography with the concepts and practices from business. This combination forms a conceptual foundation on which to employ geospatial analyses and technologies for solutions to business problems in the geographic context. The Business Geography option provides preparation for an academic and/or professional career in the business environment. Potential careers include (but are not limited to) market analyses, real estate, locational analyses, and decision-making in government and private organizations at local, national and international levels.
The Certificate in GIS is designed for professionals wishing to increase job skills and also for geography majors wanting their skills recognized through a certificate program.
Please contact us for more information regarding our program or see the University catalogue for specific course requirements for all our offerings at: www.una.edu/catalog/