Geographers describe and explain the patterns and processes of natural environmental systems and the human habitation of the earth. They emphasize the importance of the location of people, places, and events; the physical and human characteristics of regions; and the relations between culture and environment.
With training in both the natural and social sciences, geographers have a wide range of careers opportunities in public and private sectors. Geographers find work in urban and regional planning, marketing, real estate, tourism, transportation, teaching, environmental analysis, and natural resource management. Geographers are increasingly in demand for jobs that require expertise in geospatial techniques, such geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, and computer cartography.
The discipline of anthropology adopts an integrative, comprehensive approach to the study of humankind. Anthropologists seek to understand human conditions by examining the biological evolution of human beings, the human capacity to create culture, and the diverse ways of life developed by societies around the world.