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What is Geography?

Geography is the study of the Earth as our habit and home.  Geography uses critical thinking, inquiry, and observation to better understand our planet's diverse human and natural systems.

Geography is the academic discipline which explains "the why of where."  Geographers map phenomena on Earth and develop evidence-based explanations for why such patterns exist. 

How and why do places differ?  What processes formed the physical, cultural, and biological landscapes around us?  What are the consequences of various human interactions with the natural environment?  We ask these questions at local, regional, national, and global scales.

RedRock1Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
Photo: R.A. Russo, 2009


Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Photo: R.A. Russo, 2008

Majoring in Geography

You can choose to either major in Geography without a concentration or choose one of the following concentrations in the major:

Climate System Science
Global Systems Analysis
Mapping Sciences

Minor in Geography

A minor in geography would be an excellent addition to many other FSU majors and requires just 22 credits. 


Click here for details from the undergraduate catalog.