Program Learning Objectives

Graduates with a B.A. in Geography will:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of and ability to analyze spatial relationships.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of, and ability to analyze and critique human and environment interactions.
  3. Define and use basic geography tools and techniques.
  4. Demonstrate ability to analyze and compare/contrast global regions.
  5. Demonstrate ability to read and understand research literature and engage in productive research activities.
  6. Demonstrate professional communication skills.


Graduates with a M.A. in Geography will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and interpret published research on the theoretical foundations of geographical information science.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to explain contemporary issues in geographic information science in the context of current theory.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to define a research problem and design and execute a research program.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and interpret research results in the context of current theory.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate research results in written, graphic, and verbal form.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of how geographic information science and technology may be applied to a variety of problems.