BA or BS in Geography
Geography encompasses studies in the natural sciences, the social sciences,
and the humanities. From the underlying rock and the wondrous and
life-giving succession of the seasons, to the woods and water-ways, to the
infinite number of ways people make their livings and put meaning in their
lives through complex interactions with their natural surroundings.
Geography equips students to understand our world, appreciate its
extraordinary beauty and diversity. With a basis in geography, students can
look forward to a lifetime of learning and get paid to do things that
interest them. Geography students, perhaps more than anyone else, have real
potential to travel and see the world.
Among the geography faculty are world class scholars and scientists in a
wide range of specialty areas and all are fully engaged in mentoring
undergraduate students through teaching and research. Students currently
have opportunities to accompany faculty on all-expenses paid research
expeditions to the Bahamas and Lake Chad Basin in Nigeria, Africa. These
summer research opportunities are sponsored by the National Science
Foundation. One more advantage of pursuing a degree in the geosciences is
the excellent post-graduation career prospects. Interest and enrollment in
our programs are at the highest levels ever partly because many students see
opportunities for solid and well paying careers in the Geosciences.
Additionally, several scholarships are available exclusively to students
majoring in any of the degree programs in the department of geosciences.
These include the Richard J. Gentile Scholarship, the Peck-Williams-Garstang
Scholarship, the Truman Stauffer Scholarship, the Denis Ward Scholarship,
the Greater Kansas City Gem and Mineral Show Association Scholarship, and
the Association of Earth Science Club Scholarship. Minority students are
also eligible for the Excellence in Geosciences Scholarship sponsored by the
National Science Foundation. For degree requirements:
BA Geography: Majors Map [pdf]
Majors Map [pdf]