Geography is the study of our planet and its people. Physical geography examines the Earth and its natural processes. Human geography, on the other hand, examines people, their behaviors, and their impact on the natural and physical worlds.
Geography is an especially important and relevant field of study today, when issues such as migration, climate change, and degradation of the environment are so pervasive. This field of study will help you understand the world as an integrated system, how the physical and human worlds interact and what challenges result from that interaction.
At Hopkins, you will find a faculty of world-renowned physical and social scientists with expertise in diverse areas, including hydrology, public health, social science, economics, political science, and law, from who you will learn how to become an engineer with a wide range of useful skills.
You can work side by side with faculty and graduate students in their labs and out in the field. Many of our students are conducting research by the end of their freshman year. With our diverse faculty, it will be very easy to find research projects that interest you.
Our department is small in size, but robust in scholarship. Our faculty are passionate about their work and dedicated to educating and mentoring students. As an undergraduate, you will be part of a collegial close-knit group that shares your passion for the environment.
Geography majors learn approaches to solving real-world challenges. Job opportunities exist in education, business, government (policy innovation and implementation, in particular) and in the non-profit world.