Human Geography

students on Brooklyn Bridge
Human Geography focuses on the study of the processes that shape human interaction with the environment and the spatial distribution of human activity on the Earth's surface. It encompasses human, political, cultural, social, and economic aspects of social sciences. Human geography is methodologically diverse using both qualitative and quantitative methods, including case studies, survey research, statistical analysis, and model building among others. Human geography includes the sub-disciplines of: cultural, economic, health, historical, political, population, urban, and tourism geography (and others).

Students in this option will be equipped for a wide range of jobs in both the public and private sectors. Among these are ecologist, intelligence agent, industrial developer/ planner, international agency representative, international investment analyst, journalist, land developer/planner, land economist, land-use analyst, market analyst, museum education director, real estate agent/broker/appraiser, teacher, travel writer, and zoning investigator.