Geography provides understanding of the physical and socio-cultural systems of planet earth. It prepares students for a variety of careers in both the public and private sectors. At WMU students have the option to major in one of the four programs offered by the Department of Geography:
- Community and regional planning
- Secondary education
- Tourism and travel
These majors prepare students for careers in:
- Environmental analysis and resource management
- Geographic information science
- Geographic education
- Urban and regional planning
Beyond the classroom
Students in this program are encouraged to pursue a study-abroad experience, a guided independent study or participate in a professional internship.
WMU geography students may join:
- The Geography Club, promoting and raising geography awareness on campus. The club meets regularly to discuss issues of mutual interest to geography students and plan activities, organizes trips to places of geographic interests and sponsors National Geography Awareness Week.
- Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international honor society, for students who meet certain academic requirements. GTU members are eligible to apply for GTU scholarships, network with other geography students and participate in GTU activities.
- The Western Michigan Association of Planners and Students for a Sustainable Earth.
Graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science
Master of Arts in Geography