Geography & Planning
This track focuses on the study of the spatial distributions and spatial relations within the human-environment system. The department environmental track affords majors opportunities to take coursework related to sustainability to understand the world's landscape and how it has been transformed or altered by either the earth's natural processes or human modifications.
This track prepares students for a number of career choices and for graduate study in geography, sustainability science, environmental science, landscape ecology, earth sciences, environmental planning, or related disciplines.
Advising sheets are available online. Paper copies can be found in Ruby Jones Hall, from either the department secretary in room 103, or on the bookcase across from room 104. Advising sheets are subject to change; majors should check with their advisor before registering for classes.
In addition to the general education requirements, foreign language requirements, and geography major core requirements, students in this track are required to take the following courses (6 semester hours)
Three additional elective courses are selected from other environmental and/or sustainability courses (9 semester hours)
Four additional geography courses are selected under advisement based on the student's interests. (12 semester hours)
Students in the Environmental Track may find career opportunities with:
Government Conservation Agencies
U.S. Forest Service
National Park Service
Environmental Protection Agency
Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Chester County Parks and Recreation
Chester County Open Space Commission
Private Land conservation agencies
Natural Lands Trust
Montgomery County Land Trust
Environmental Consulting Companies
Roy F. Weston, Inc.