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Geography + Anthropology Majors + Minors

Defining your focus

Our majors and minors bring the marvels of nature and human cultures to you. Many different areas of study can be found within the department, each with unique experiences. This includes researching closely with experienced professors, traveling to varied geographical areas and using cutting-edge equipment. Explore our majors and minors to discover the bedrock of your geographical interests.

General major/minor requirements

All majors are required to take at least five elective courses from a minimum of three of the advanced geography approaches. Geography minors must take four elective courses from at least three of the advanced geography approaches. All five approaches are listed below.

  • geography techniques
  • human geography
  • human-environmental geography
  • physical geography
  • regional geography

The latitude to be different

Geography connects with many other areas of study across the University. Majors are encouraged to minor in related fields such as anthropology, economics or political science. This enables the department to produce geographers who are versatile and ready for any challenge they meet. For a complete list of UW-Eau Claire’s minors please see the major/minor selector to the right.

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. Plus, the GIS analysis skills one gains from the Geography Department are an added bonus when it comes time to find a job.

Phillip Rynish | Geography Major, Alum
Syler Behrens in her remote internship role.

New geospatial major

The department of Geography and Anthropology will offer a new geospatial analysis and technology degree. View the details in this article from UWEC’s student newspaper, The Spectator.

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Recent geography grad receives NSF grant

Graduate receives NSF grant

A recent UW-Eau Claire geography graduate has received a prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship to support her continued research relating to Liberian women peacemakers.

Read about her research
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