Major or Minor in Geography

Use the perspectives of place and space to address societal and environmental challenges

Why are things located where they are? What makes societies and biophysical environments different from place to place? How does distance affect access to the things all species need to survive and flourish?

As a geography major you will use the concepts of place and space to better understand the physical and social processes that shape our planet. You will explore why places are different; the economic, political and cultural systems that connect us locally, regionally and globally; and how we shape — and in turn are shaped by — our environment.

Why Study Geography at Clark?

  • We’re an internationally recognized leader in geography. Over the years our professors have included Fellows from the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • During our more than 90-year history, our faculty and alumni have pioneered subfields as diverse as human-environment, risk-hazards, critical geography, animal geographies and feminist geography.
  • Our professors are scholar-teachers whose research informs international debates on topics such as socio-economic development, landscape transformation, climate change and urbanization. They partner with organizations including NASA, the National Science Foundation, Oxfam America, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
  • Our program is the only one to have developed its own geographic information science software, IDRISI-TerrSet, which is now used worldwide.
  • Qualifying students can join our accelerated B.A./M.S. program in GIScience with the fifth year tuition-free.
  • Our majors move on to top-ranked graduate programs and meaningful careers.