Dr. Garrett Smith
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"Geography is the only subject that asks you to look at the world and try to make sense of it. The field never stops being exciting because that's what geography is all about - trying to make sense of the world."
Geography is the study of the human and physical landscapes of the Earth's surface. It considers many factors such as human culture, language, climate and weather, vegetation, landforms, trade flows, transportation, and cities. These are studied using geography's unique spatial perspective. Geographer Marvin Mikesell has labeled it the "why of where." In addition to meeting the basic human and physical geography requirements, KSU geography students also select a large number of courses in related studies. This illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of geography and allows students to tailor their degree to their personal and career interests. Related studies may be in the humanities and social sciences, the arts, the physical sciences, business, and many other disciplines. If you have started a degree in another field, you will see how it will fit into your B.A. in Geography from KSU. A geography degree can lead to a rewarding career in business, education, government (at any level), non-profit organizations, or research.
The online B.A. in Geography is a 123-credit hour program began in Spring 2015. The program director is Dr. Garrett Smith. The program is based on four years of full-time enrollment. Summer courses are not included but may be taken as available to hasten the time spent on the degree. Students should understand that this is a completely online program. No courses will be taken in the face-to-face format.
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