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Human-Environment Geography


Any cadet who wants to THINK BIG should consider this major.  In DP PAM 600-3 (Officer Personnel Management), geography is listed as one of the degrees you must have to be an Army Strategist.  If you wait until you're a senior officer to learn how to think strategically, it's too late. 

Key Points about a Human-Environment Geography major:

  • This major is a blend of natural science and social sciences courses, so you will get a broad eduction that will allow you to look at the world from different perspectives. 
  • You will have a flexibility to choose an emphasis on the physical landscape or the human landscape.  We emphasize the interaction between humans and their environment. 
  • You'll also take a regional geography courses to learn about the cultures of other regions of the world. 
  • We have an honors sequence for cadets with high GPAs or who want to do their own geographic research.
  • Human-Enviornment Geography is the best major for any cadet interested in how humans modify the enviornment, and how the environment affects humans.  How do we shape our environment to fit our needs?  How are our everyday lives shaped by the seemingly-mundane pressures of the enivornment?  This major is perfect for anyone seeking to understand the synthesis between humanity and nature.
  • You will learn to think as a geographer, able to understand how the human physical worlds are the result of many different factors.  Not all of these factors are obviously related, unless you're smart enough to know how to look.  Are you?
  • This major prepares you well for any Army career---as an officer, you must be able to place many facts into a cohesive understanding of your environment, and act on them decisively. 
  • Geographers hold key positions in governmental agencies from the EPA to the National Parks Service and National Intelligence Agency, renewable energy corporations, conservation organizations, and even the top tier of global politics. 


Complete the 26-course core curriculum

Complete the Environmental Engineering Sequence


Complete one of the following courses: