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 may learn about the spread of disease, the sprawl of cities, the distribution of plants and animals, or the diffusion of culture and ideas based on spatial components. As a geographer, you will learn methods of natural sciences, social sciences, and even the arts. You will learn tools to understand the fundamentals of place, including maps, satellite images, interviews, and field work. A degree in geography provides the necessary background for careers in government, education, and private business.
Studies and abilities this major develops include: analytical skills, communication, critical thinking, writing, and research (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2018).