Geography FAQ

 

  • Most of your questions can be answered by visiting the Programs section of our website. If you don’t find answers to your questions there, please contact the Department for further assistance.
  • Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. If you enjoy travel, like to study maps, have an interest in different cultures, the physical environment, and wonder what makes each place unique, then geography is for you.
  • Yes. GEOG 1112 - Weather and Climate and GEOG 1113 - Introduction to Landforms are the options for Area D Science, Mathematics & Technology of the General Education requirements. GEOG 1101 - Introduction to Human Geography is one of the options in Area E of the General Education requirements. 
  • Please email geoanth@kennesaw.edu or contact the Department of Geography and Anthropology at 470-578-2373.
  • For all course advisement and transfer credit questions, students should contact the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Advising Center. To schedule an Adademic Advising appointment with Christine Jacobs, please log in here. Studens can contact faculty members in the department if they have questions about the program, field schools or internship opportunities, or pursuing geography in graduate school.
  • We offer two minors affiliated with geography. The Minor in Geography and the Minor in Environmental Studies.  The requirements for these two minors can be found on the Programs section of our departmental website
  • The BA in Geography at KSU differs from others in several ways. First, there is a great deal of variety in our course offerings. Students may select from human, physical, and techniques courses as they individualize their program. The degree also offers a large amount of flexibility in allowing students to select related courses from other disciplines as they tailor their program to their own needs. Secondly, there is a great deal of contact between students and faculty. Our faculty take pride on advising their students not only in coursework, but also post-graduate plans, whether it be employment or graduate school. Finally, our faculty bring a great deal of world experience into the classroom. They literally have worked all over the world and they relate these experiences to their students as encourage them to travel and broaden their own horizons.
  • Yes. We have faculty members who routinely offer field work opportunities for students, either in formal class formats or in one-on-one directed applied research opportunities. Many of our faculty offer courses in KSU Study Abroad Programs. You may also enroll in an internship or co-op opportunity. In addition, you may attend field schools run by other universities. Talk with your advisor before applying for a field work opportunity to see how it can fulfill your degree requirements.
  • Absolutely. A few of the many career paths include Location Expert, Real Estate Appraiser, Environmental Manager, College Professor, Overseas Teacher, Cartographer, Community Developer, Coastal Zone Manager, Hydrologist, Area Specialist, Transportation Planner, etc. Many other career descriptions can be found on the American Association Geographers Jobs & Careers website (aag.org). Please also visit the links available on our Internships and Career Opportunities page for additional career information. 
  • Faculty members in the department of Geography and Anthropology are here to assist you.

    Books of interest: 
    Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph D. Robert L Peters 
    The Grad School Handbook. Richard Jerrard and Margot Jerrard 

    Websites:


Online Geography B.A. Questions:

  • Please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Garrett Smith, gsmith@kennesaw.edu. Be sure to supply your name and contact information so Dr. Smith can get back to you.
  • For all course advisement and transfer credit questions, students should contact the College of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Advising Center.  To schedule an Academic Advising appointment with Christine Jacobs, please log in here.  Please include "virtual advising" in the comments box.
  • Yes, you can conduct all your business at KSU online. To learn about the registration process, visit this link.

    To learn more about the Web Learners Program for online degree students, please visit http://learnonline.kennesaw.edu/how/web_learners_program.php

    To contact the KSU Distance Learning Center to learn more about Distance Learning at KSU, or to get started at KSU, call 470-578-7550. If you are outside Metropolitan Atlanta, call toll free 1-888-370-2267. E-mail: distancelearning@kennesaw.edu

  • Online courses have as much variety as face-to-face courses.
  • You can view the current academic calendar here.
  • Please visit KSU’s Office of Fiscal Services website for e-Tuition rates.

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