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Career Opportunities

A major in geography may lead to a career in cartography, environmental analysis, physical geography, regional analysis, urban and regional planning, or to employment that requires some combination of geographic sub-fields. A major in Atmospheric Science may lead to careers in weather forecasting, environmental consulting and air pollution specialists.

General information is available at Department of Labor and AAG.

Students have a number of career planning and counseling resources at KU:

The Department of Geography Professional Network provides students of Geography and Atmospheric Science with career advice from Alumni and local business professionals.

For information about particular career and job opportunities, internship opportunities, choosing a career, your suitability for a particular career, and information on schools, students can contact:

University Career Center
 110 Burge Union

In addition, when students have narrowed their career options, they can contact faculty about counseling on careers in specific fields. Below are listed faculty contacts for some possible career choices within the Department of Geography:

Atmospheric Sciences:



Human and Cultural Geography:

Physical and Environmental Geography:

Regional Geography and Area Studies:

Remote Sensing/Environmental
and Land Use Analysis:


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