Geography

Why a Degree in Geography?

Capitalizing on the distinctive flavor of the Rocky Mountain West and its position as a gem in the Crown of the Continent, UM Geography offers students a matchless opportunity for studies in mountain landscapes, community and environmental planning, and spatial technologies. The diverse curriculum seamlessly blends education in the unique challenges of mountain environments, the organizing principles of sustainable development, and the powerful analytic capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), while preparing graduates for meaningful careers both domestically and abroad. 

Sample Occupations

  • Avalanche Specialist
  • Climate Change Modeler
  • Urban Planner
  • Restoration Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Transportation Planner
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • Data Technician
  • Cartographer/Map Technician and Designer, and Photogrammetrist
  • Land Surveyor

Professional Associations