Geography is the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between people, place, and environment. Geography at Carolina spans the social and natural sciences. Our courses train students in diverse skills to create, model, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to address issues relevant to communities, policy-making, and scholarship.

At Carolina, you can major in Geography and you can minor in Geography and minor in GIS (Geographic Information Sciences).

The Geography Undergraduate Handbook and the Undergraduate Bulletin provide additional information about the department, major and minor course requirements, and instructions for registering in courses. The UNC Academic Catalogue has a complete list of courses offered in geography. You can find the course listings for this semester on the “Courses” menu.

What is your pathway in Geography? Our Pathways in Geography document offers suggestions for how to combine geography courses to meet your interests. We offer pathways in Climate Science, Health and Disease, Diversity and Justice, Urban Development and Planning, and more!

Want to know more about Geography at Carolina?

Considering a major or minor in Geography? Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Geography. Also, check out our 2018 and 2019 Geography Department newsletters to learn more about what Carolina geographers do. Or follow us on Twitter @geographyunc!