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In today's world, the study of geography goes far beyond studying maps and learning world capitals. At California University of Pennsylvania, you will gain unique professional advantages with our comprehensive Bachelor of Arts in Geography degree program. This degree gives you opportunities to work with modern technologies, software, databases and field methods, preparing you for job opportunities ranging from tourism to emergency management.
In the B.A. in Geography program, you'll receive top-caliber teaching, plus excellent research and service opportunities, to help you develop critical and constructive knowledge. Cal U offers two concentrations within the B.A. in Geography degree program:
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The GIS and emergency management concentration provides a basic grounding in emergency management concepts and techniques. Students complete courses combining geographic knowledge with advanced technological information in remote sensing, hazards research and advanced geographic information systems. Required and recommended courses follow the guidelines suggested by the International Association of Emergency Managers, the premier professional organization for this field. The GIS program is also part of the YouthMappers project, a network of college students working on humanitarian mapping.
The mission of Cal U's tourism studies program is to achieve academic and professional distinction in response to the needs of the tourism industry in the United States and abroad. Your learning will integrate interactive classroom experiences with real-world projects and practical internships.
The tourism studies concentration is accredited by the World Tourism Organization's TedQual (Tourism Education Quality) certification system. The WTO TedQual certification is an international quality assurance system for education, training and research in the field of tourism. Through this accreditation, the tourism program at Cal U is regulated by a series of rigorous education standards with universal scope.