Undergraduate Program Overiew
Dr. Joann Mossa
352-392-0494 Ext 221
Geography concerns many facets of physical and human landscapes, spatial
analysis, and underlying environmental and social processes at local, regional,
national and international levels.
Through courses for the BA and BS, students learn how geographic techniques, skills
and concepts are applied by professionals in various subfields of
geography. Computer-based lab assignments teach how to analyze
geographic information and apply interpretation of data toward problem
solving or modeling. Graduates can interpret and effectively
communicate information spatially, graphically and/or with statistics.
We are looking for focused students that pursue our major because of its
strengths and relevance to their future. Here is why it might be suitable for
There are career opportunities
(click on Careers in Geography) in geographic information systems,
international relations, government, the environment, planning, consulting,
tourism, site location, mapping, business, etc. See our alumni's profile for
It is a flexible major, allowing students to focus within Human
Geography, Physical Geography, or Geographic Techniques, or to mix coursework
across these areas with a Bachelor of Arts or
Bachelor of Science.
Geography coursework meets Physical Science, Biologic Science, Social Science,
International Diversity and Humanities requirements in
General Education. Geography majors thus fulfill Department,
College and University requirements simultaneously.
Our majors learn varied geographic techniques that are in
today's job market. Classes are taught mostly in small rooms equipped
with multimedia facilities, and in two computer laboratories where
students do assignments in physical geography, business geography,
geospatial technologies and quantitative analysis..
Many of our faculty have received teaching awards
and show concern for and interest in students.
Upper division classes are small, allowing majors to interact with one another
and the faculty. This facilitates seeking advice regarding your future plans,
securing letters of recommendation, and learning about internships or other
Social opportunities include the Geography Student Society and
Gamma Theta Upsilon
(the Geography Honorary Society). Activities of these groups are
social (student-faculty picnics, canoe trips, etc.), academic (invited
speakers, attending national and regional geographyconferences) and service-oriented (Adopt-a-road, Geography Bee).
You can find out more about Geography and careers in the UF catalog and/or
geography web site (http://www.geog.ufl.edu)to
learn more about majoring and
Geography.Then, contact the current Undergraduate Coordinator (Dr. Joann Mossa)
at her office (3131 Turlington Hall), by phone (352-392-0494 Ext 221) or e-mail
) to set up an office appointment.