Undergraduate | Geography and Environmental Resources | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Major in Geography and Environmental Resources

Geography and Environmental Resources focuses on the interaction between humans and the environment and is therefore both a social science and a physical science. The tools used by geographers are diverse and include both qualitative and quantitative methods. Geographic technologies (such as global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS)) have emerged as important tools for understanding a range of complex environmental and geographic problems. 

Students in our programs receive broad training designed to improve understanding of human impact on the environment as well as impacts of environmental change on society. We offer a Bachelor of Science degree with specialization in (choose one):

We also offer undergraduate minors in Geography and Environmental Resources, GIS, and Sustainability and administer the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Minor.