Geography Undergraduate Program

Overview

The Geography Department offers 2 undergraduate majors that lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree, and 3 minors. Our majors prepare students for employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors (in environmental analysis, assessment, and management, map making and remote sensing, regional analysis, economic and urban spatial analysis, and teaching) and for graduate study in law, management, urban and regional planning, education, other biophysical and social sciences, and applied programs, as well as in Geography.

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Undergraduate Program

Overview

The Geography Department offers 2 undergraduate majors that lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree, and 3 minors. Our majors prepare students for employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors (in environmental analysis, assessment, and management, map making and remote sensing, regional analysis, economic and urban spatial analysis, and teaching) and for graduate study in law, management, urban and regional planning, education, other biophysical and social sciences, and applied programs, as well as in Geography.

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National Geographic/UCLA Young Explorers Workshops

Each year the Young Explorer Grant Program hosts workshops for future Young Explorers. These workshops introduce National Geographic Young Explorer grantees—as well as National Geographic explorers, conservationists, and researchers—to students interested in pursuing grants from National Geographic to support their research or project.

Workshop Activities

National Geographic An Evening of Field Research and Exploration

Hosted by Dr. John Francis, vice president of research, conservation, and exploration at National Geographic, this event features Kenny Broad, an ecological anthropologist and National Geographic 2011 Explorer of the Year, and Conrad Anker, a renowned alpinist, conservationist, and The North Face athlete.

Picture of Kenny Broad

Photograph by Mark Thiessen

Oppenheim Lecture: Pole to Pole: A Global Warning

Related event, hosted by UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES):

An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Sebastian Copeland, award-winning photographer, explorer, and environmental advocate

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium 
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Reservations are required. Further information available at UCLA IoES.

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