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Geography

Geography Major

Geography has been described as a bridge between the social sciences and the natural sciences. Geography majors at Parkside examine the relationship between humans and the environment through field work, laboratory analysis, and literature research.

Geographers utilize a variety of tools such as maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), tree increment borers, densitometers, sling psychrometers, hygrometers, anemometers, and aerial photographs.

A major in geography from Parkside prepares students for a variety of careers. Geography is an exciting discipline. Students learn about culture and the environment both in and out of the classroom.

Learn more about the Geography Department at Parkside.

Real Opportunities
We provide our undergraduates with a course curriculum full of knowledge flexible for different career paths and a broad-based level of training. Graduates with a Geography degree from Parkside can look forward to job opportunities in planning, environmental analysis, teaching, soil conservation, natural resource management, GIS analysis, and many more.
 
Amazing Results
Our students might be found coring trees in the forest to explore vegetation and fire dynamics, visiting a local windmill to learn about alternative energy, meandering along a stream to collect data on biological invasion and river channels, digging a soil pit in the prairie to uncover the rich world of the underground, mapping trails or neighborhoods with a GPS unit, Geocaching in Petrifying Springs Park, exploring Wisconsin's glacial landscapes, or camping at Devil's Lake.
 
Contact Information
Contact Info

Richard Walasek
Phone: (262) 595-2149
E-mail: walasek@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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