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Major in Geography (B.A.)

The B.A. in Geography provides a well-rounded and useful education and marketable skills to students with interests in the spatial patterns of society and the environment. It focuses on the interactions of humans with the natural and physical environments of Earth from a spatial perspective. Toward this end, the program’s graduates will have a fundamental understanding of human social dynamics and physical patterns and processes at the Earth’s surface, such as globalization, climatic variation and natural disasters, within the context of places, landscapes, and regions. Graduates will also be trained in the use of geospatial technologies as tools in addressing many modern concerns. The program is founded on the principle that geographical knowledge of place, space, and scale can provide essential insights into contemporary social and environmental issues and the variation in human cultures and behaviors, and promotes the idea that such insight is critical to managing the Earth at local, regional and global scale.

Course Requirements

Students completing the B.A. in Geography will take a series of foundation courses, electives, and an independent study under the direction of a faculty mentor in addition to completing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum.

Geography course requirements (class of 2020-2023)

Geography course requirements (class of 2024 and beyond)

Contact Information

Department of Geography and the Environment
Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-3336
Fax: (610) 519-3338

Dr. Nathaniel B. Weston

Undergraduate Program Directors:
Dr. Steven Goldsmith (Environmental)
Dr. Stephen Strader (Geography)

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Keith Henderson


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