Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering
West Point Geography Program
Welcome, Class of 2023!
Ready to really understand the world? The Geography Program has three great majors, Physical Geography, Human Geography, and Human Environmental Geography that will change the way you look at human and physical environments. We also provide a Geography Minor that will allow you to explore the world and enhance your knowledge as you prepare for your military career. For information, contact your Dirt P, LTC Fuhriman, Dr. Malinowski, Dr. Richmond, or any member of the Geography Faculty. To learn more, see our intro brochure here for a quick overview or visit our Majoring in Geography page for more detailed information. Please make an appointment or swing by and talk to any faculty member in the Department for a copy of the course catalog or to discuss a specific program. We'll be more than happy to sit down with you and explain your options. We have a program in Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Human Environmental Geography. Each track has an Honors Program option as well.
Physical Geography is a great major for anyone interested in environmental issues, natural landscapes, meteorology, climate resource studies, environmental conflict, and global environmental change.
Human geographers learn the who, where and why of cultures, religions and nationalities around the globe. Cadets will choose three of the five Focus Area Categories (Physical Science, Regional, Global, Philosophy/Sociology, Mathematical/Economic). This major prepares you well for careers in any international field, such as the foreign service, international business, non-governmental organizations, or a full career in the Army.
Human-Environment Geography is the best major for any cadet interested in how humans modify the environment, and how the environment affects humans. How do we shape our environment to fit our needs? Geographers hold key positions in governmental agencies from the EPA to the National Parks Service and National Intelligence Agency, renewable energy corporations, conservation organizations, and even the top tier of global politics.
Cadets will explore beyond EV203 (Physical Geography) and learn about culture, technology, and environmental development. Some of the course options include global cultures, regional geography, GIS, Military Geography, Environmental Development and many others.