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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:

  These majors prepare students for careers in:

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:


Graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science

Master of Arts in Geography