Geography FAQ


  • Most of your questions can be answered by visiting the Programs section of our website. If you don’t find answers to your questions there, please contact the Department for further assistance.
  • Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. If you enjoy travel, like to study maps, have an interest in different cultures, the physical environment, and wonder what makes each place unique, then geography is for you.
  • Currently our department offers General Education requirements as follows:

    Area D2: Natural Sciences
    • GEOG 1112K: Weather and Climate
      GEOG 1113K: Introduction to Landforms
      ANTH 1105: Introduction to Physical Anthropology
      GEOG 1110: The Digital Earth
      GEOG 1112K: Weather and Climate
      GEOG 1113K: Introduction to Landforms
       GEOG 1125: Resources, Society, and the Environment 
    Area E4: Social Sciences
    • GEOG 1101: Introduction to Human Geography
      ANTH 1102: Introduction to Anthropology 
  • Please email or contact the Department of Geography and Anthropology at 470-578-2373.
  • Please refer to the Advising tab on our website here

    Students can contact faculty members in the department if they have questions about the program, field schools or internship opportunities, or pursuing geography in graduate school.

  • We offer two minors affiliated with geography. The Minor in Geography and the Minor in Environmental Studies.  The requirements for these two minors can be found on the Programs section of our departmental website
  • The BA in Geography at KSU differs from others in several ways. First, there is a great deal of variety in our course offerings. Students may select from human, physical, and techniques courses as they individualize their program. The degree also offers a large amount of flexibility in allowing students to select related courses from other disciplines as they tailor their program to their own needs. Secondly, there is a great deal of contact between students and faculty. Our faculty take pride on advising their students not only in coursework, but also post-graduate plans, whether it be employment or graduate school. Finally, our faculty bring a great deal of world experience into the classroom. They literally have worked all over the world and they relate these experiences to their students as encourage them to travel and broaden their own horizons.
  • Yes. We have faculty members who routinely offer field work opportunities for students, either in formal class formats or in one-on-one directed applied research opportunities. Many of our faculty offer courses in KSU Study Abroad Programs. You may also enroll in an internship or co-op opportunity. In addition, you may attend field schools run by other universities. Talk with your advisor before applying for a field work opportunity to see how it can fulfill your degree requirements.
  • Absolutely. A few of the many career paths include Location Expert, Real Estate Appraiser, Environmental Manager, College Professor, Overseas Teacher, Cartographer, Community Developer, Coastal Zone Manager, Hydrologist, Area Specialist, Transportation Planner, etc. Many other career descriptions can be found on the American Association Geographers Jobs & Careers website ( Please also visit the links available on our Internships and Career Opportunities page for additional career information. 
  • Faculty members in the department of Geography and Anthropology are here to assist you.

    Books of interest: 
    Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph D. Robert L Peters 
    The Grad School Handbook. Richard Jerrard and Margot Jerrard 


Online Geography B.A. Questions:

  • Please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Shannon Hall, Be sure to supply your name and contact information so Dr. Hall can get back to you.
  • For all course advisement and transfer credit questions, students should contact the RCHSS College of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Advising Center.  To schedule an Academic Advising appointment with Christine Jacobs.  Please include "virtual advising" in the comments box.
  • Yes, you can conduct all your business at KSU online. To learn about the registration process, visit this link.

    To learn more about the Web Learners Program for online degree students, please visit

    To contact the KSU Distance Learning Center to learn more about Distance Learning at KSU, or to get started at KSU, call 470-578-7550. If you are outside Metropolitan Atlanta, call toll free 1-888-370-2267. E-mail:

  • You can view the current academic calendar here.
  • Please visit KSU’s Office of Fiscal Services website for e-Tuition rates.