People and places are the bread and butter of Geographical study. Physical Geography asks where and why natural phenomena (such as weather, climate, soils, landforms, vegetation types) occur as they do. Human Geography asks why human and cultural elements (such as language, population, religion, agriculture, industry, and conflict) are located as they are. Investigation of the interplay between physical factors and human factors is central to the discipline. Your Geography studies at CMU will equip you to appreciate and care for creation, and prepare you for careers in education, conservation, planning, resource industries and more.