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Why should I study Geography at university?

Asked London, England, United Kingdom

Is Geography a valuable degree? #university #degree #geography

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Charles’s Answer

Updated Southfield, Michigan

Depends what you want to do. Studying geography solely may limit your career possibilities. But if cartography or political science interests you then absolutely. As people in politics have to have understanding of various cultures and where natural resources are. Including for military strategy. Which poor understanding of geography has failed many armies for millennia. I would view this subject as a supplement to something with a broader scope that gives you more career possibilities once finished with college.

Sara’s Answer

Updated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

There are many job opportunities for geographers who specialize in geographic information systems (GIS). This is a computer program that allow you to analyze information spatially. I work in water resources and we use GIS to track data like rain gauges, tidal changes, algae blooms, and water main breaks. I also work with many professionals who earned their undergraduate degrees in geography, and then received Masters Degrees in Urban Planning as a way to increase marketability. If you're interested in exploring urban planning as a career you can find out more information at https://www.planning.org/ .

Ken’s Answer

Updated Cleveland, Ohio

Hi Anaka!

You asked a very good question.

Here are some things that you can do with a geography degree: https://www.thoughtco.com/geography-jobs-and-careers-1434398 http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/studentaffairs/studentservices/career/what%20can%20i%20do%20...%20geography.pdf

Best of luck! Be true to yourself. The feeling and concept of success is yours - and is very personal. Let me know if this is of help.