Bachelor of Arts: Geography
The only stand-alone Geography major in Maine, the Geography program at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) teaches you geographic theory and concepts, as well as solid technical skills.
The Geography major here is also designed to help you to focus on your own interests within the field of geography: place and culture, nature and society, communities and development, and individualized concentrations.
Studies include local, regional, national, and global systems and processes, as well as the ways in which they operate and integrate.
Our on-campus, state-of-the-art Geo-Spatial Information Lab integrates Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Science (GIS), providing you with opportunities to use the cutting-edge tools of the trade.
As a Geography major, travel is an important component of your studies. Here, you'll have many opportunities to visit different places. Recently, a professor brought a student to present her research at a national geography conference in Chicago and another faculty/student research project brought students to Mayan villages in central Guatemala to collect data for a health development project.
Students have also conducted research and presented on diverse topics such as perceptions on local agriculture among middle school students in mid-coast Maine; accessibility and ridership in metropolitain Boston; and fertility patterns and behavior in the Guatemalan highlands.
"I like that Geography incorporates a lot of different fields of study: history, economics, politics. It all melds together, which is good because if I got really in-depth in a lot of those areas I'd probably get bored pretty fast. I like how Geography draws from all of it."
-- Zack Hart
from Skowhegan, Maine
Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student - in every major - will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to your major in Geography, such as:
|• Research in Geography|
|• Land Use|
|• Global Transformation|
|• Economic Geography|
|• Environmental Regulations|
|• Cultural Geography|
|• Town and Regional Planning|
|• International Development|
|• Peoples and Environments|
|• Political Geography|
|• Geospatial Information|
|• Geography of Health and Disease|
For additional information about Geography at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050