University of Colorado at Boulder



Career Resources

Career Planning

The range of jobs in geography is astounding! Follow your intellectual passions, and you can be sure that there is a career in that area of geography. Do you love mapping? Hydrology? Urban planning? Fire ecology? Soil analysis? African development? Snow? Business? Travel? Environmental conservation? Teaching children? Somewhere there is a job in your area of interest.  

 The following sources are a great place to start looking for the ideal job: 

Graduate School

If you plan to pursue graduate studies in geography, you should take additional course work in your area of concentration and interest.


Teaching Certification

The Colorado State Department of Education considers the geography major suitable for certification in social studies but not science. Work closely with an advisor in the School of Education if you are a geography major planning to pursue a Colorado teaching certificate.