Geography Degree

Geography Undergraduate Degree

Pittsburg State University's Bachelor of Science in Geography major focuses on the elements of geography that are most critical in today's society. Students in this program have the opportunity to study in the following areas:

  • Environmental Geography
  • Urban Planning & Community Development
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Why Pitt State?

Our geography students acquire superior skills in critical thinking and analysis, dynamic communication, computer usage, and analysis in a number of software areas. We strive to keep students on the cutting edge of technology. These technological skills, critical thinking skills, and the overall applied nature of a geography education provide students with abilities that are in demand at public and private agencies. Students also gain the expert knowledge and training they need to pursue admission to graduate programs, if that is part of their career plan.

Career Options

As a graduate of this program, you will be qualified to work in the following roles, and more:

  • Urban planner & developer
  • GIS specialist
  • Sustainability & environmental impact evaluator
  • Transportation infrastructure worker

Learn more about the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University consists of the specialties that have emerged as highly desirable in the 21st century labor force. Top corporations are looking for career-oriented employees—people who can thrive in ambiguity and chaos; who "think outside the box"; who can shift gears quickly and competently; and who, most importantly, can work with other people of every conceivable background, locally or internationally. This department guides its students to craft a solid foundation for a rich career and a satisfying existence—one that draws its knowledge about people from data and research.

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences website


Students in the Geography major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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