|Virginia Thompson , Ph.D., Chair||Liberal Arts 2210F|
|Diane Bandurchin, Administrative Assistant||Phone: 410-704-2973|
|Martin Roberge, Ph.D., Graduate Director||Liberal Arts 2210G|
The Department of Geography and Environmental Planning offers the following programs: the major in Geography and Environmental Planning, the major in Geography and Land Surveying, the minor in Geography, the minor in Geographic Information Sciences, and the Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Planning, and participates in the Master of Education with an emphasis in Geography. For more information about the graduate programs, consult the Graduate Catalog. The Geography and Environmental Planning major is designed as a liberal arts program that explores how geographers carefully observe and measure human uses of the earth under diverse combinations of natural and cultural environments. Such academic preparation facilitates understanding of the changing world and its past.
Students are prepared in the program for careers in business, management, governmental service, education, planning, public affairs and other professions, as well as graduate school. The major in Geography and Land Surveying is designed to meet the requirements of professionals in the field of land surveying. Courses taken in geography at Towson University will both complement those taken in surveying at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville as well as provide additional skills of value to the professional surveyor. Completion of the four-year degree will shorten the time necessary to achieve professional licensure.
The department has established cooperative programs with the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, which make it possible for students to attain majors in both Geography and one of these other disciplines.
For further information, contact the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning or one of the cooperating departments listed above.
The study of geography and environmental planning is included in a number of interdisciplinary programs such as international studies, African American studies, law enforcement, environmental studies, and gerontology. Independent study, directed readings, and credit for prior experience are programs that can be tailored to the needs of individual students.
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