Bachelor of Arts in Geography

About the Geography, BA

The Geography community at CWU holds an obsession with exploring the world and understanding its diverse cultures, landscapes, and ecosystems. Our BA offers a broad range of courses that cover topics such as human geography, physical geography, environmental science, and GIS mapping. Our faculty are committed to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment where you can thrive and take an active role in your education. Gain a deep understanding of the complex social, economic, and environmental systems that shape our world and coursework that leaves you well-prepared for your career as a professional in the geography field.

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Why Study Geography at CWU?

Our experienced faculty will guide you through this diverse curriculum and provide practical learning experiences to help you develop the skills needed for a career in Geography.

CWU is home to one of Washington State’s most advanced GIS laboratories, giving you an edge to your education and career potential. Our extensive program options provide many directions for you to choose from and decide which path is the most interesting to you.

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How much does this program cost?

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Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Careers and Opportunities

With a focus on social, economic, and environmental aspects of geography, our program prepares you for important careers of the future.

  • Urban Planner: You can work as an Urban Planner to create and improve the design and development of cities and communities.
  • Environmental Consultant: Environmental consultants work to minimize the impact of human activities on the environment by analyzing environmental data, conducting field studies, and developing strategies for sustainable management.
  • International Development Specialist: Consider a career working to improve the economic, social, and environmental conditions of people in developing countries through projects such as infrastructure development, disaster relief, and poverty reduction.
  • Sustainability Coordinator: Sustainability coordinators are in high demand and work with businesses and organizations to develop and implement sustainable practices, policies, and initiatives.

You can also pursue further education in graduate programs such as Geography and Environmental Science.


Just for Geography Students

The Geography department at CWU is fortunate to offer a variety of Scholarships to students pursuing their degrees.

Join the Club

The Geography Club is a great way to meet like-minded students for social activities and project or class discussions. Join us for field trips, pizza feeds, visiting speakers, and more.

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