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Geography at Kent State Stark

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The Department of Geography in the College of Arts & Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. degrees. Our faculty represent a diverse array of research fields in human and physical geography, and in geographic information science. 

Geography offers a B.A. concentrations in environmental geography, geographic information and social geography.

A minor in geography can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Partial Degree Completion at Kent State Stark

Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their geography degree.

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Geography Minor at Kent State Stark

Students can complete a minor in geography in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Career Opportunities

Geographers can find work in the government or private sector. All levels of government hire geographers as development or planning officers, researchers, mappers, and GIS or satellite image analysts. The private sector hires geographers to apply their ideas, skills and technologies to complex real-world systems. This can include conducting marketing studies, planning transportation routes, understanding international markets, and determining environmental risks associated with landuse change. Currently geospatial technology is the third fastest growing industry in the USA.

Geography Courses Regularly Taught at Kent State Stark

Course

Title

Frequency

GEOG 10160
Introduction to Geography
2-3 sections per year

GEOG 17063
World Geography
2-3 sections per year

GEOG 17064
Geography of US & Canada
2-3 sections per year

GEOG 21062
Physical Geography
1 section per year

GEOG 22061
Human Geography
1 section per year

GEOG 37066
Geography of Europe
1 section per year

GEOG 41073
Conservation of Natural Resources
1 section per year

GEOG 42064
*Historical Geography of US & Canada
1 section per year

*Graduate-level section (5 / 72064) offered simultaneously
*GEOG 17064 is a prerequisite for GEOG 42064

Some other upper-level courses may be offered on a less consistent basis so that students can complete the geography minor at Kent State Stark.

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