Geography Programs At Virginia Tech
The Department offers both a B.A. and a M.S. degree in Geography at the Virginia Tech Campus. The Department also participates in the College of Natural Resources and Environment doctoral program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis.
At the undergraduate level, our basic goals are to foster a liberal education in Geography, and to balance this with preparation for more advanced study and for the increasing variety of careers that the discipline offers.
The BA program therefore includes introductory and advanced courses designed to meet the growing demand in education, government, and business for university graduates trained in the concepts, analytical methods, and perspectives applied by geographers to problems concerning human-environment systems and the spatial organization of human activities.
At the graduate level, the MS program in geography emphasizes developing professional competence in the tools, substance, methodology, and theory of the discipline. Thesis and non-thesis options in the 30 semester hour program prepare students for a variety of careers in teaching, research and planning organizations, business and government.
The interdisciplinary doctoral program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis focuses on the application of geospatial analysis to natural resource issues.
Associated faculty in other departments offer additional strength to the graduate program in geography.
Geography is a participant in the Graduate Level Geospatial Information Technology Certification Program