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Geography

Explore connections between people and places

A geography degree from St. Norbert College brings the social and natural sciences together to explore how people are affected by the natural world. You’ll sharpen your understanding of local, regional and world dynamics in a way that’s increasingly important in our global society. You’ll also explore how culture, society and even politics are affected by geography and how the physical environment can have a serious impact on the population of an area. 

Paths within the geography major

We offer elective courses in geography studies that complement a variety of our other majors in the social sciences, physical sciences and biological sciences. Examples include: historical geology, paleontology, geology of national parks, and GIS for geoscience.

  • I studied abroad in Australia. That was incredible. I was there for 4-1/2 months; traveled all over the place; scuba-dove the Great Barrier Reef; did all that fun, cool stuff. It was honestly the experience of a lifetime. It was super easy to transfer my credits back, too.

    Max Hoffman ’20

    Portrait of student Max Hoffman
    Portrait of student Max Hoffman

    I studied abroad in Australia. That was incredible. I was there for 4-1/2 months; traveled all over the place; scuba-dove the Great Barrier Reef; did all that fun, cool stuff. It was honestly the experience of a lifetime. It was super easy to transfer my credits back, too.

    Max Hoffman ’20

  • This [AmeriCorps] program looked the most interesting and I really liked the service opportunity and the freedom it offered. So I applied for a team leader role. There are four regions in the United States, and three of them asked to interview me. I think it was really my experience as a resident assistant, as well as falling back on some of St. Norbert’s values of communio and radical hospitality, that helped me come out on top.

    Logan Groh ’20

    Portrait of student Logan Groh
    Portrait of student Logan Groh

    This [AmeriCorps] program looked the most interesting and I really liked the service opportunity and the freedom it offered. So I applied for a team leader role. There are four regions in the United States, and three of them asked to interview me. I think it was really my experience as a resident assistant, as well as falling back on some of St. Norbert’s values of communio and radical hospitality, that helped me come out on top.

    Logan Groh ’20

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Undergraduate research

Uncover new knowledge by engaging in collaborative research projects with your college professors.

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Practical internships

Explore the field through internships, and find out what it’s like to put your academic training to work.

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International reach

Experience the geography literally: by traveling the world through our study abroad program.

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Learn from exceptional SNC geography faculty

If there’s one thing that SNC professors and instructors have in common, it’s a passion for teaching and sharing their expertise. You’ll also find them dedicated to providing personalized guidance that supports your academic and career aspirations. Discover the distinguished scholars you’ll be learning from.

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Your geography degree at work

Students who study geography understand how to identify and analyze relevant data. The skills that you learn at SNC can be applied to a wide variety of career paths:

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial surveyor
  • Data analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Urban planner

Future study in geography

Some graduates choose to further their education through graduate school. Students with an interest in geography often pursue postgraduate studies in geographical information systems, environmental conservation, urban/rural planning, landscape architecture and oceanography.
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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115

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