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Geography and Anthropology Academic Offerings

Geography and Anthropology Majors and Minors

If understanding people and places, their cultures and environments, and the relationships within and between them sounds intriguing to you — then you will enjoy geography and anthropology. The courses offered in this department will provide you with a solid foundation in human geography, physical geography, nature-society relationships and geospatial tools and techniques.

As a geography major, we encourage you to minor in related fields such as economics or political science, allowing you to become a geographer who is versatile and ready for any challenge you meet.

The geography and anthropology department offers the following programs:

  1. Anthropology Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Study human behavior, experience, adaptation, evolution and so much more with a certificate in anthropology. This program is an excellent addition to any major, but most advantageous for those studying humanities and the social and natural sciences.

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  2. Environmental Geography, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
    Students during an immersion experience in Yosemite

    Study the bond between humankind and nature with an environmental geography bachelor’s degree. Here you’ll find yourself surrounded by highly motivated and enthusiastic people just like you: curious about the earth and how humans connect to it.

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  3. Geography, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
    Geography students during a field experience

    Explore physical geography, human-environmental geography, human geography, geography techniques and regional geography. Gain knowledge about understanding people and places, their cultures and environments, and the relationships within.

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  4. Geospatial Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies. Project-based, real-world learning is a focus of the program.

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  5. Geospatial - Geographic Information Systems Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial - geographic information systems certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on GIS. Courses throughout the program will provide with you the necessary skills and expertise to successfully capture, store and display data related to positions on Earth.

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  6. Geospatial - Mapping Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial - mapping certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on the use of computers in the design and construction of maps. Courses focus on topics like digitizing tasks, the organization and utilization of mapping software, and the production of computer-drawn maps.

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  7. Geospatial - Remote Sensing Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial - remote sensing certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on remote sensing. Using high-altitude satellite and aerial imagery, as well as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), you'll learn more about the earth's environmental characteristics and how to use that information to make decisions.

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  8. Geospatial Analysis and Technology, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    An excellent path for those who wish to work in archaeology, climate science, resource planning or conservation and disaster relief, the geospatial analysis and technology major will help you find your calling and be successful in your chosen career.

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  9. Transnational Geographies, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore careers related to cultural difference, social justice and ethnographic field research with a bachelor's degree in transnational geographies. Graduates are well-prepared for working abroad.

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Adding geography as a second major was the perfect compliment to my studies in environmental biology. Understanding environmental spatial patterns provides context to biological issues and is key in solving the complex environmental issues we face as a society. Additionally, the GIS analysis skills gained from the geography department are an added bonus when applying for jobs.

Phillip Rynish Geography
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