If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you just might have the makings of a geographer.
You can also make a good professional career out of your interests in geographic phenomena.
Students with degrees in geography often go on to a variety of careers that don't actually have "geographer" in the job title. Geographers work as climatologists, meteorologists, environmental managers, urban & regional planners, military intelligence officers, cartographers, satellite image analysts, and more. (See the Association of American Geographer's careers website for more information about these and other geographically-related career fields).
At UT Martin, you have the option to become a geographer and launch yourself on an exciting career path with many great possibilities that you may not have ever previously considered. Our program is comprehensive and it involves the successful completion of the following:
Because of the increasing demands by employers that college graduates have specialized skills, we also strongly encourage our students to successfully complete upper-division electives that are closely related to their professional objectives. For some students, this means taking several courses in fields such as marketing, computer programming, political science, or other field.
Last but not least, many of our graduates have gone on to and succeeded in good geography graduate programs such as the University of Alabama, Murray State University, Oklahoma State University, and Virginia Tech.
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