Geography Major Geography Major The geography major has three great tracks -- physical geography, human geography, and human environmental geography -- that will change how cadets look at human and physical environments. 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Cadets interested in the geography major can choose from one of three tracks – each with the option to pursue an honors program. Each track and every course offering will help to develop cadets as a self-learners, problem solvers and critical thinkers, all which are critical attributes for success as a future leader in the Army. The instruction is current, accurate, relevant, and engaging. Geography majors have a lab requirement component. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. Physical Geography Track The physical geography track is for cadets interested in environmental issues, natural landscapes, meteorology, climate resource studies, environmental conflict, and global environmental change. This track prepares majors for careers in organizations that analyze and address environmental issues or problems, as well as businesses, government agencies, or NGOs that work in the field of conservation or natural hazards. Physical geographers are skillfully positioned to excel in aviation and engineering careers. Human Geography Track The human geography track is a good choice for cadets who want to learn the who, where, and why of cultures, religions, and nationalities around the globe. This track prepares majors for careers in any international field, such as foreign service, international business, non-governmental organizations, or an entire career in the Army (Intel, Psyops, Special Operations Forces). Human-Environment Geography Track The human-environment geography track is the best choice for any cadet interested in modifying the environment and influencing humans. Any cadet who wants to think big should consider this track. Human-environmental geographers hold positions in organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Parks Service, the National Intelligence Agency, and various renewable energy corporations, conservation organizations, and even the top tier of global politics. Human-environmental geography is also listed as one of the degrees needed to be an army strategist. Physical Geography Track Required Courses EV303 FOUNDATIONS IN GEOGRAPHY EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES EV367 GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH METHODS EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS Sample Electives EV387 METEOROLOGY EV388A PHYSICAL GEOLOGY EV388B GEOMORPHOLOGY EV389B CLIMATOLOGY EV391B NATURAL HAZARDS AND RISK Human Geography Track Required Courses EV303 FOUNDATIONS IN GEOGRAPHY EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES EV367 GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH METHODS EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS EV483 COLLOQUIUM IN GEOGRAPHY Sample Electives EV371 GEOGRAPHY OF RUSSIA EV372 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA EV373 GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA EV375 GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA EV376 GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST3 EV384 GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA EV386 GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE3 EV390B URBAN GEOGRAPHY EV391A LAND USE PLAN & MGT Human-Environment Geography Track Required Courses EV303 FOUNDATIONS IN GEOGRAPHY EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES EV367 GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH METHODS EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS EV486 ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT Sample Electives EV390B URBAN GEOGRAPHY EV391A LAND USE PLAN & MGT3 EV483 COLLOQUIUM IN GEOGRAPHY EV387 METEOROLOGY EV388A PHYSICAL GEOLOGY EV388B GEOMORPHOLOGY EV389B CLIMATOLOGY See Redbook for More Information For additional information on the course selection for this ma Cadets in this major can work with one of the geography department’s research centers and engage in any number of Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) programs, USMA-run academic enrichment experiences. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering or the Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences (CEGS).