geography is concerned with understanding the forces that shape the
physical environment upon which humans depend. A knowledge of physical
geography can aid students in understanding present environmental
stresses as well as prepare them for a career in one of several
Graduates with a bachelor's degree often find
employment in private firms or in local, state, and federal agencies.
Types of jobs available include environmental research coordinator, soil
technician, water resource planner, hydrologist, research
meteorologist, natural resource planner, land management specialist, and
In addition to the Core Courses, the Physical Environment Option consists of the following courses.