- Department of History & Geography
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- Bachelor of Arts in Geography
- Bachelor of Arts in History
- Bachelor of Arts in History - Museum Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in History - Education
- Graduate Studies in History
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- Laboratory of History Museum
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Professor Brad Watkins and students in GEO 3013 Geographic Skills took a field trip to UCO’s Selman Living Lab, April 10-11. Students demonstrated their GPS skills and ground check aerial image interpretations that they had conducted prior to the field trip. They discussed land use change and the role of the energy industry (natural gas and wind power) on the landscape, and the impact on the introduction of non-native grass and tree species. And they participated in a service learning project by posting conservation signs along the perimeter of the 320 acre research area.
Bachelor of Arts: Geography
You may enjoy studying Geography if you:
- Like to learn about other places
- Like to travel
- Like maps
- Enjoy spending time outdoors
- Enjoy learning about different cultures
- See connections between humans and their environment
- Try to see the big picture to understand the small one
The field of Geography offers a sold knowledge base and skill set that benefits a variety of careers, prepares you for graduate school and other life experiences! An understanding of the uniqueness and complexity of places, connections between places and human-environment interactions provides students with frameworks to solve many contemporary problems.
The geography major at UCO is a traditional program that emphasizes the breadth of the field (human geography, physical geography and geographic information systems). In our program, students develop their ability to thinking spatially and their geographic literacy. Regional geography courses provide students with a regional specialization (Europe, Oklahoma, etc.) while the topical geography courses explore a variety of subject matters such as environmental conservation, economic systems, migration and urbanization. Students in our program also learn to use geo-technologies, which are very much in demand.
While our program is small, we consider this to be an opportunity to get to know our majors and work with students individually. We welcome students to come by our office to discuss major and minor options or to find out how geography can enhance their degree program. Feel free to check out our faculty profiles and the link to the Geographic Student Organization.
Check out the American Association of Geographers Careers and Professional Development Resources to learn more about what geographers do.
Degree requirements can be found in the UCO undergraduate catalog.
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