Career Information

Benefits and relevance of geography minor to workforce: There are a broad range of careers and majors that benefit from geographic studies, including: social and environmental sciences, technology, and humanities. According to the GCGE, “geographic reasoning brings societies and nature under the lens of spatial analysis and results in habits of thinking essential to making personal decisions and solving societal problems” - skills that are highly valued by employers in today’s competitive job market. Furthermore, “the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified many jobs that involve geographic skills as ‘bright outlook’ careers – they are expected to grow rapidly over the next several years and will potentially lead to large number of job openings” (GCGE).