Majors & Minors

The Department of Geography, Environment & Society (GES) offers three major programs:

  • bachelor of arts (BA) in biology, society, & environment
  • bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BS) in geography
  • bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BS) in urban studies

We also offer minors in geography, urban studies, geographic information science (GIS), and public health that complement many majors. 

These programs may be structured within a variety of teaching/research areas or may be designed individually in consultation with a faculty advisor. We prepare students for careers in academia, industry, government, and nonprofit sectors. Our top-ranked department provides a setting for undergraduate study in one of the nation's outstanding public land-grant research universities, located at the heart of one of America's most attractive and vital metropolitan areas.