Career Paths for Geography majors

Check out these sites for jobs in GIS, remote sensing, meteorology, urban and regional planning, conservation, forestry, environmental science, cartography, soil science, state, local, and federal jobs. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst has been reported by CNN as one of the ten least stressful jobs. GIS Analyst is on of the many of fields for which your BA/BS or MA/MS degree in Geography will prepare you.

Some of the fields in which our graduates have been employed include:

  • Cartography
  • Community volunteer (e.g., Americorps)
  • Disaster Response
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Flood Prevention
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Homeland Security
  • International Business
  • Meteorologists
  • Military Intelligence
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Remote Sensing
  • Transportation Planning
  • Tourism Planning and Marketing
  • Water/Waste Infrastructure Management

Contact Us

Geography Department
Harris Hall 215
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Telephone: 304-696-4364


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