Areas of Study

Geography & Environmental Sustainability

Geography is a unique discipline that brings together the social and natural sciences by studying humanity and the way it interacts with the physical features of the earth. If you think working with maps, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and online mapping resources like Google Earth might be interesting, then you may want to study Geography & Environmental Sustainability.

UTSA’s Geography & Environmental Sustainability Program

The B.A. in Geography & Environmental Sustainability will introduce you to modern academic geography and help you get involved in the local, regional and international community. You’ll learn about the physics of climate change, the interaction of weather events and flood risk, and the way people’s behavior is influenced by the space around them. You can also choose a concentration in Social Studies. Concentrations are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.

This program will prepare you for a career as a geographer, where you’ll work to transform maps from a two-dimensional representation of a tool that illustrates social attributes or attitudes to reveal not just where people live, but how they live and what they think.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

What can I do with a Geography & Environmental Sustainability major?

Marketable Skills


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