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Studying place and space

Location, location, location. The real estate maxim holds wisdom for geography students as well. SFA is located in one of the most diverse ecosystems in Texas, making it an ideal location for students to study the world and its inhabitants.

Geography is the science of place and space. Geography students learn and experience the lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena of Earth. As a geography student at SFA, you’ll delve into the ways that world cultures interact with environment.

Diverse career options

A geography degree provides a broad basis from which to explore career prospects in government, education or business. Geographers ask where things are located, why they are located there, how places differ and how people interact with the environment. 

Learn more about careers in geography.

The world discipline

Geography bridges the human and physical sciences, focusing not only on land, but also on human interaction with the environment. 

Geography transcends many disciplines, as it influences economics, health of plants and animals, and climate. SFA geography students gain an interdisciplinary education as they explore how human influence on geography affects these areas.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in geography

A geography degree enables a career educating, researching and influencing public policy. Coursework includes utilizing geographic information systems and establishing cartography skills. Students should consult an advisor to determine specific degree requirements. 

Minor in geography

A minor in geography pairs well with any major and provides an opportunity to explore the intersection of humanity and natural resources. Required courses include physical, regional and cultural geography and more.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.


Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology

Dugas Liberal Arts North 
Room 335

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13047, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962