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Change how Society Impacts Our Environment

Careers in Conservation and Environmental Management help Graduates Make a Difference.

Geography: Global Studies

Offered by: Geography, Geology, and the Environment
  • What would an agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions that's fair to all countries look like?
  • Why is the USA's population growing, and is that a bad thing?
  • Why might Native Americans clash with the Forest Service over conserving nature, and how could the conflict be resolved?

These are the types of questions you might examine in the Global Studies program as you study how human societies are organized, and how they relate to the natural environment.

Why Choose Geography: Global Studies?

If you want to study how social and cultural practices shape the natural environment, the Global Studies program at Slippery Rock University is a perfect fit for you. Through this program, you will gain a well-rounded understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural processes that we experience every day.

The Global Studies major will expose you to new places and expand your horizons. Classroom experiences might take you to the coal country of West Virginia, Aboriginal Australian mythic sites, or the Hello Kitty theme park in Japan. Numerous opportunities for field excursions to places like Yellowstone National Park, Newfoundland, or even China will broaden your knowledge of our world.

What Will You Learn?

When you graduate with a degree in Global Studies, you will be able to:

  • Understand how culture shapes conflict and cooperation over environmental issues
  • Think critically about cases of environmental and social injustice
  • Conduct appropriate research on social and environmental topics
  • Analyze law and policy for its practical effectiveness and cultural appropriateness
  • Think clearly, systematically, and compassionately about a variety of problems
  • Communicate your ideas effectively in written and oral form

Careers In Geography: Global Studies

With a degree in Global Studies, you may find a career in resource and environmental management, land conservation, or environmental planning. Your career options will include opportunities in the private sector, public service, research, and education.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Gamma Theta Upsilon (student honorary society)
  • Geography, Geology, and the Environment Club