Geography and Anthropology

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About this program

A program that focuses on human cultures and their adaptation to physical environments. Includes instruction in archaeology, biogeography, climatology, cultural anthropology, cultural geography, economic development, environmental geography, geomorphology, global environmental change, historical geography, mapping sciences, physical anthropology, political ecology, Quaternary studies, and urban geography.

Career Opportunities

Geography Professors

teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$87160
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Anthropology and Archeology Professors

teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$98740
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Anthropologists

research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.
$69960
Master's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match


Geographers

study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
$85620
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match


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