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The List of All U.S. Colleges With a Geography Major

Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Fast forward a few centuries later and most of the world has already been discovered. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a need for geography anymore, it just means the need for such a field has evolved. A student with a love for geography loves to study the relationship between people and the world they share. This student can find help in selecting the right college by starting with the complete list of universities that offer this degree program we have compiled in this post.

 

Why Should You Study Geography in College?

 

Geography has become more than simply traversing an unknown land across the globe and creating a map of said land; it is the study of the interactions between people and their environments and how these interactions overall affect the planet. These environments can be either natural, like the study of climate change, or human, like the study of culture and landscape.

 

At the surface, geography doesn’t appear to hold much promise for a future career. On the contrary, because geography is known as the “mother of all sciences,” students who pursue this program have a myriad of options from which to choose.

 

Physical geographers study the landscape and how these affect our way of life and how our changes to the landscape affect the earth. Cultural geographers study people’s behaviors in relation to their effects on the environment such as transportation methods and building cities. Political geographers study the global political issues between countries and cultures around the world.

 

A student who studies geography in college will reap the benefits of a well-rounded education. They can expect to learn excellent communication skills, excellent skills in research, and a broadened ability to think critically. In having a geography degree, the world becomes a never-ending pool of learning that can ultimately make a change for the greater good.

 

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

 

It’s important to think of a high school transcript and profile like a resume when contacting college admissions officers. They will be looking for a high GPA score and proof that the student is dedicated to learning all that comes with a major in geography. That being said, a student should have excellent grades in natural science, basic math courses, and computer science.

 

Extracurricular activities are also a great way to boost a student’s profile that makes them stand out to college admissions officers. Science fairs and school clubs that are geared toward the student with a heart for geography are excellent choices for making a profile shine. For more information about the importance of extracurriculars before college, check out this post on the CollegeVine site!

 

There are some students who have figured out early on that they want to study geography in college. Fortunately, CollegeVine has designed the Early Advising Program to help give 9th and 10th graders a head start in the admission process. The tools given to the student through this program help set up the student for a successful admission process once high school is over and it’s time to begin the freshman semester.

 

Sometimes it takes a student a little bit longer to decide on a major, whether it’s geography or not. CollegeVine also has an program that helps rising seniors stay on course and on schedule in time for college admissions. The College Strategy Program is geared for the junior student and helps them navigate and organize all the necessary steps to gain higher chances of acceptance into the college of their dreams.

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What Colleges Have a Geography Major?

 

With so many universities to choose from in the country, it’s hard to find the one that’s a great fit and one that offers a geography major. That’s why CollegeVine has done a little bit of leg work for you and provided a list of all the colleges in the nation that offer this degree program.

 

Alfred State College

Appalachian State University

Aquinas College (Michigan)

Arizona State University | ASU

Auburn University

Auburn University at Montgomery | AUM

Augustana College

Austin Peay State University | APSU

Ball State University | BSU

Bismarck State College | BSC

Bowling Green State University | BGSU

Bridgewater State University

Brigham Young University | BYU

Bucknell University

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | Cal Poly Pomona

California State University, Chico | CSU Chico

California State University, Dominguez Hills | CSUDH

California State University, East Bay | CSU East Bay

California State University, Fresno | CSU Fresno

California State University, Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach State

California State University, Los Angeles | Cal State LA

California State University, Northridge | CSUN

California State University, Sacramento | Sacramento State

California State University, San Bernardino | CSUSB

California State University, Stanislaus | Stanislaus State

California University of Pennsylvania | Cal U

Calvin College

Carthage College

Castleton University

Central Connecticut State University | CCSU

Central Michigan University | CMU

Central Washington University | CWU

Clark University

Colgate University

College of Staten Island | CUNY CSI

Colorado State University | CSU

Columbia University

Concord University

Concordia University Nebraska

Dartmouth College

Delta State University

DePaul University

East Carolina University | ECU

East Central University | ECU

Eastern Illinois University | EIU

Eastern Michigan University | EMU

Eastern Washington University | EWU

Elmhurst College

Evergreen State College

Farmingdale State College | SUNY Farmingdale

Fayetteville State University | FSU

Ferris State University

Fitchburg State University

Florida Atlantic University | FAU

Florida International University | FIU

Florida State University | FSU

Fort Hays State University | FHSU

Framingham State University

Frostburg State University

George Mason University

George Washington University | GW

Georgia Southern University

Grand Valley State University | GVSU

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hofstra University

Humboldt State University | HSU

Hunter College | CUNY Hunter

Illinois State University | ISU

Indiana State University | ISU

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis | IUPUI

Indiana University Bloomington | Indiana

Indiana University of Pennsylvania | IUP

Jacksonville State University | JSU

Jacksonville University

James Madison University | JMU

Johns Hopkins University | JHU

Kansas State University | KSU

Keene State College

Kennesaw State University | KSU

Kent State University

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania | KU

Lehman College | CUNY Lehman

Louisiana State University | LSU

Macalester College

Marshall University

Mayville State University | MSU

Metropolitan State University of Denver | MSU Denver

Miami University

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Midland College | MC

Millersville University of Pennsylvania | MU

Minnesota State University Moorhead | MSUM

Minnesota State University, Mankato | MNSU

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri State University | MSU

Missouri Western State University

Montclair State University | MSU

Mount Holyoke College

Murray State University | MSU

Nicholls State University

North Carolina Central University | NCCU

North Carolina State University | NC State

North Dakota State University | NDSU

Northeastern Illinois University | NEIU

Northeastern State University | NSU

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University | NAU

Northern Illinois University | NIU

Northern Kentucky University

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest University

Nova Southeastern University | NSU

Oberlin College

Ohio Northern University | ONU

Oklahoma Baptist University | OBU

Olivet Nazarene University | ONU

Pace University

Pacific University

Park University

Peninsula College

Pennsylvania State University | PSU

Pittsburg State University | PSU

Plymouth State University | PSU

Portland State University | PSU

Rhode Island College | RIC

Rocky Mountain College | RMC

Rowan University

Rutgers University–New Brunswick | Rutgers

Saginaw Valley State University | SVSU

Salem State University

Salisbury University

Sam Houston State University | SHSU

Samford University

San Diego State University | SDSU

San Francisco State University | SF State

San Jose State University | SJSU

Sarah Lawrence College

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania | SRU

Soka University of America

South Dakota State University

Southeast Missouri State University | SEMO

Southern Connecticut State University | SCSU

Southern Illinois University Carbondale | SIU

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville | SIUE

Southern New Hampshire University | SNHU

St. Cloud State University | SCSU

State University of New York at Cortland | SUNY Cortland

State University of New York at New Paltz | SUNY New Paltz

State University of New York at Oneonta | SUNY Oneonta

State University of New York at Potsdam | SUNY Potsdam

Stephen F. Austin State University | SFA

Syracuse University

Temple University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University | TCU

Texas Southern University | TSU

Texas State University

Texas Tech University | TTU

The Ohio State University | OSU

The State University of New York at Albany | SUNY Albany

The State University of New York at Binghamton | SUNY Binghamton

The State University of New York at Buffalo | SUNY Buffalo

The State University of New York at Geneseo | SUNY Geneseo

United States Military Academy | Army

University of Alabama

University of Alaska Fairbanks | UAF

University of Alaska Southeast

University of Arizona

University of Arkansas

University of California, Berkeley | UC Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB

University of Central Arkansas | UCA

University of Central Oklahoma | UCO

University of Chicago

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Boulder | CU Boulder

University of Colorado Denver | CU Denver

University of Connecticut | UConn

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Hawaii at Hilo | UH Hilo

University of Hawaii at Manoa | UH Manoa

University of Houston–Clear Lake | UHCL

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Louisiana at Lafayette | UL Lafayette

University of Louisville

University of Maine at Farmington | UMF

University of Mary Washington | UMW

University of Maryland, Baltimore County | UMBC

University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland

University of Massachusetts Amherst | UMass Amherst

University of Michigan–Flint | UofM-Flint

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Minnesota

University of Missouri | Mizzou

University of Missouri–Kansas City | UMKC

University of Montana

University of Nebraska at Kearney | UNK

University of Nebraska Omaha | UNO

University of Nebraska–Lincoln | UNL

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV

University of Nevada, Reno

University of New Hampshire | UNH

University of New Mexico | UNM

University of North Alabama | UNA

University of North Carolina at Charlotte | UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Greensboro | UNC Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Wilmington | UNC Wilmington

University of North Dakota | UND

University of North Texas | UNT

University of Northern Iowa | UNI

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Richmond

University of South Alabama | South

University of South Carolina | USC

University of South Florida | USF

University of South Florida St. Petersburg | USFSP

University of Southern Maine | USM

University of Southern Mississippi | Southern Miss

University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee at Martin | UTM

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

University of Texas at San Antonio | UTSA

University of Toledo

University of Utah

University of Vermont | UVM

University of Washington

University of West Georgia | UWG

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse | UW–La Crosse

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | UWM

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh | UW Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin–Platteville | UW–Platteville

University of Wisconsin–River Falls | UW–River Falls

University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point | UW–Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater | UW–Whitewater

University of Wyoming

Utah State University

Utah Valley University | UVU

Valparaiso University | Valpo

Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Tech

Wayne State College

Weber State University

West Chester University | WCUPA

West Liberty University

West Virginia University | WVU

Western Illinois University | WIU

Western Kentucky University | WKU

Western Michigan University | WMU

Western Oregon University | WOU

Western Washington University | WWU

William Paterson University | WPUNJ

Worcester State University

Wright State University

Youngstown State University

 

While the list may seem overwhelming, choosing the right college for your student doesn’t have to be. CollegeVine offers help exclusively for graduating seniors to help make the transition into higher education that much smoother. Check out the College Applications Program today!

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