Geography is the study of spatial patterns and processes associated with phenomena in both the natural world and the world of human affairs. While studying this major, you'll learn about topics such as the spread of disease, the sprawl of cities, the distribution of plants and animals, and the diffusion of culture and ideas based on spatial components.
As a geographer, you'll learn methods of natural sciences, social sciences, and even the arts. You'll also learn about tools to understand the fundamentals of place, including maps, satellite images, interviews, and field work.
Studies and abilities this major develops: analytical skills, communication, critical thinking, writing, and research (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2018).