Overview of Geography & Urban Planning at UW Oshkosh
The Geography & Urban Planning Department offers unique majors in both Geography & Urban Planning, along with a minor in Geography. These fields provide a window upon a world made smaller by advances in telecommunications and transportation technologies, by the integrated operations of multinational corporations, by international terrorism & by environmental hazards that accompany global warming. Studying Geography & Urban Planning enables us to better understand the interaction between these distant forces & nearby places to best solve our world’s problems.
The skills & knowledge that students in these fields acquire are practical & valued globally & locally. Our graduates are able to provide insights into the complexity of the Middle East, ecologically and socially, or help a retailer decide the most cost-effective location for its next store. Some Geography & Urban Planning graduates design models of global climate change & others minimize the negative impact of a new highway on nearby wetlands.
Skilled Geographers are in high demand across a wide variety of fields such as land-use planning, environmental management, industrial & business location, transportation, cartography and urban & regional planning. Our graduates have valuable skills & insights to offer employers and pursue fascinating, meaningful careers.