Geography is an interdisciplinary field that combines the social sciences and the natural sciences to better understand the world. Human geographers study the spatial relationships between humans, where they live, and how their cultural practices interact with the natural world. Physical geographers study patters of climate, landforms, vegetation, soil, and water. There are many subfields within geography ranging from: cultural geography, political geography, regional studies, cartography, and remote sensing. There are many tools that geographers use: GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, statistical analysis and online mapping like Google Earth. The Geography program at PVAMU trains students in many of these areas using the latest tools and techniques (Adapted from the American Association of Geographers 2008).
Specific skills you gain with training in geography?
- The ability to view problems from multiple perspectives.
- The ability to write and use effective verbal communication.
- The ability to work to deadlines.
- The independence gained from working abroad and producing a report in foreign conditions.
- The ability to work in a team or group.
- An analytical approach to studying people and their environment.