Degree Awarded: B.A. in Geography
Geography courses leading to a Bachelor's Degree cover a wide range of topics including many of the most significant problems facing our planet today - global warming, pollution, and natural resource management. We also have a series of mapping courses and a Geographic Information System Lab.
After 30 years, geography professor John Metz traveled back to central Nepal to continue his environmental research.
“One of the lessons I learned was that to understand a culture, you must live it.”
"GIS is a powerful tool that's widely used for research, planning and development by government agencies and private businesses," said Dr. John Metz, associate professor of geography.
Geography students at NKU have a high-tech teaching tool in the Geography Information System Lab located in room 408 of Landrum Academic Center. Computers loaded with GIS software allow students to access volumes of geographical data. The department offers a course that teaches students about the system and how to use it.