The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the geography field will have much faster than average job growth. About
of UToledo geography students find professional jobs after graduation.
Geography is about more than creating and reading maps. Students in The University of Toledo’s Geography and Planning Department study issues critical to all of us, like climate change, economic development, resource management, land use and population growth.
A UToledo geography and planning degree combines a liberal arts education with strong technical skills in geospatial technology (tools like GIS that help map geographic information). This combination is highly marketable and desired by employers. Nearly all University of Toledo graduates with bachelor’s degrees in geography get jobs.
UToledo geography alumni have worked for employers such as the Lucas County Auditor's Office, Fulton County Planning Department, City of Toledo, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
"Majoring in geography at The University of Toledo exposed me to a wide variety of experiences and knowledge. I had the best of both worlds: a liberal arts education that helped teach me how to think and a technical education that exposed me to the technologies revolutionizing the world."
Jeffrey Kodysh, GIS analyst, NTH Consultants
BA in geography, '11