Geography offers a broad liberal arts curriculum. As our world changes daily, geography enables us to understand the role of people in the settlement of the earth. Geographic literacy takes different forms, ranging from knowing the location of countries on a map to understanding why the Middle Eastern countries continue to quarrel over Israel's existence and other political conflicts of the like.
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.
The Geography Student Organization at the University of Central Oklahoma is a way for those who are passionate about geography and want to be a part of a group of people that share the same ideas and goals of the college experience. We plan fun and exciting activities throughout the semester such as Foreign Food Nights as well as hiking trips and camping trips.
Geography majors can study and work in geography all over the world in careers like these:
- Climatology and meteorology
- Coastal geography