Geography Program Mission
The central mission of geographic education in the Geography Program at Georgia College is to develop in our students a comprehension of the spatial patterns and processes that influence life on Earth. Our students are trained to recognize the interdependent physical, historical, and social causes of human and natural phenomena through the knowledge and application of spatial principles. Students are able to relate geographic themes to human actions that affect our world. Through spatial analysis, our students apply their understanding of biophysical processes, human settlement patterns, and cultural expression to promote global interconnectedness, solve environmental problems, and create secure local economies. Our geographic education provides a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences experience that requires students to acquire knowledge, synthesize information, and cultivate critical thinking in a holistic, cross-disciplinary context.
A Bachelor’s degree in Geography will provide students with advanced geographic literacy and an ability to explain geographic processes. Students will skillfully apply geography to find solutions to social and environmental problems. Our students will focus primarily on global connections and local commitments, and they will serve the mission of Georgia College by promoting global awareness and international connections.
The B.A. in Geography degree seeks to prepare students for careers in many fields, including mapping and geographic analysis for government, non-profit, and private entities; site assessment; rural development; urban planning; and international trade, as well as for further study in graduate and professional schools.