Geography at SIUE
Students who are curious about the world around them, interested in the environment, sustainability, culture and technology should consider majoring in geography at SIUE. Geography is more than learning to read maps and memorize state capitals. The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of courses in human, physical, and regional geography, as well as geospatial techniques. Our faculty conduct research on a wide variety of topics at the local, regional and global scale. Majoring in geography prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Arts in Geography
- Bachelor of Science in Geography
- Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Program
A variety of career opportunities await graduates with a degree in geography from SIUE. We offer the only geography program in the St. Louis metropolitan area and as such, our graduates are in demand for positions in the region’s growing geo-spatial workforce. Our graduates have earned positions as park rangers, urban planners, retail location analysts, resource managers, climate scientists and geospatial analysts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts faster than average employment growth through 2020 in geography-related fields. Careers for geographers are expected to grow at a rate of 35 percent; surveyors can expect 25 percent growth; cartographers and photogrammatrists 22 percent growth; and geoscientists 21 percent growth, respectively. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth for geographers will be fastest in the professional, scientific and technical services industry.