Geography majors complete a program of study that leads to a general geography degree
and includes major electives that allow them to focus more specifically on a particular area
of Geography.  The program prepares students to understand the environment around us
and interpret human and non-human patterns across the Earth's surface.  The major allows
flexibility in course selection while providing a strong foundation in human, physical, and
regional aspects of our discipline.  Geography at SJSU also features a strong technology
component based on applications of GIS, digital cartography, remote sensing, spatial
analysis, and data visualization.  Geography is essential to the growing need for global
literacy and our faculty is committed to working with students to develop the skills that
will serve them well whether in a career or moving on to graduate studies.  Career
opportunities for graduates with these skills are wide open.


Career Options for Geography Majors:

Development Specialist

Community Development Specialist

Economic Development Analyst

Geographic Information Systems Specialist

Park Ranger

Sustainability Coordinator

Natural Resource Management

Real Estate

Policy Consultant


Emergency Management Specialist

Geo-intelligence Specialist

Logistics Manager

Mapping Technician


Foreign Services Officer

Urban Planning

Transportation Analysis

Site-location Analysis

Consulting Firms

Local, State, Federal Agencies