Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Geography

Skills we learn

  • Analyze and use standard statistical methods
  • Conduct environmental assessments
  • Conduct field studies and observe system interactions
  • Conduct spatial analysis of socioeconomic patterns, problems, and forces
  • Develop project designs and examine data
  • Gather and analyze statistical population and/or land use data
  • Interpret the changing relationships between populations and the environment
  • Manipulate geographic data and do work with maps, graphs, diagrams, using related computer equipment and software
  • Provide geographical analysis of social, physical, and cultural issues
  • Read, construct, and design maps and graphs
  • Understand societal developments and the interrelationship or social, economic, political, and cultural factors
  • Understand the earth’s physical environments and interrelationships that exist between them
  • Use computer modeling and GIS technologies
  • Use land data
  • Write carefully reasoned reports and academic essays

Potential occupations

  • Air photo interpreter
  • Agricultural extension agent
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecotourism manager
  • Economic Planner
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Facilities planner
  • Forestry technician
  • Geophysics assistant geographer
  • Heritage planner
  • Hydrologist
  • Industry development planner
  • Land developer/surveyor
  • Land economist
  • Map curator or editor
  • Parks Planner, warden, or officer
  • Photogrammetric technician
  • Resource economist
  • Transportation planner
  • Urban/regional planner
  • Water use analyst
  • Wildlife manager
  • Zoning investigator