Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Study people, places, global diversity, sustainability, and current world issues.
The BA in geography at UMass Amherst is an excellent option for students interested in learning more about sustainability, climate change and the environment, and how society interacts with nature and its processes.
You’ll develop a foundation in geographical theory, concepts, and methodology, emphasizing geographic literacy. You’ll explore the diversity of cultures to understand more about the complex relationships between people and their environments.
Through your work in the major, you’ll also gain valuable research and career skills in ethnographic fieldwork, landscape analysis, cartography, statistical analysis, remote sensing, and more.
You can choose a concentration to tailor your studies to your personal interests and career goals:
- Human geography
- Environmental geography and sustainability
- Climate change and society
- Globalization and international studies
- Urban geography
- Geographic information science and technology (GIST)
The BA in geography is ideal for students interested in a well-rounded education that considers the relationship between sustainability, society, and nature.