The study of Geography concerns physical and human processes and interactions on the earth’s geo-systems – a key issue as the world debates the impact of human life on our planet. 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. Studies in Geography equip you to appreciate and care for creation, and prepare you for careers in education, conservation, planning, and resource industries.
Why Major in Geography at CMU?
At CMU, the study of Geography is offered in an interdisciplinary setting which includes International Development Studies and Political Studies, and the student will complete a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies. If you are interested in geographical and environmental issues, studying at CMU can help you learn to approach them from a broad Christian worldview.