To acquaint students with the relationships that exist between people and the earth.
To develop an appreciation for: the Physical Earth and the processes affecting it; the effect of human habitation of the earth on a regional scale and its interrelationships with the Physical Earth; and the factors and processes affecting human activities and their distribution over the surface of the earth.
To offer courses which lead to the preparation of teachers of geography and earth science on the elementary and secondary levels.
See also the interdisciplinary major in Tourism and Travel, described in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation section of this catalog.
The minor in Geography is available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines. The Elementary Education major has a specially defined minor.
Geography participates in the Social Science Teaching Field Endorsement. See History for requirements.