University of Vermont

CAS Geography Major


Alumni with a degree in Geography pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Geography.

Job Title

Career Industry

GIS Technician Environmental Consulting
International Recruiter Higher Education
Membership Coordinator Agricultural Association
City Planner City Government
After-School Program Assistant Educational Non-Profit
Land and Resource Manager Non-Profit
Placement Counselor Medical Non-Profit
Documentary Film Producer Entertainment/Media
Refugee Program Officer US Government
GIS Specialist State Government
Director of Application Development Small Business
Electrical/Instrument Technician Public, Utilities & Power Company
Publications Director Printing and Publishing
Drafting Designer Engineering
Laboratory Manager Scientific Research & Development
Electronic Warfare Officer Military
Executive Director Marketing
Project Manager Construction

Recent Employers

United Nations Immigration and Naturalization Services
Walt Disney Company Ben & Jerry’s
Chase Bank United States Government
Trout River Brewing The Alpine Shop, Inc
Luzerne County Engineering Department Meathead Films, LLC
Clear Brook Farm Merrill Lynch & Company
Farrington Construction Company Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Geography

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Recognize similarities
Summarized findings

Write grant proposals Understand group dynamics

Present/defend position
Communicate across cultures

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Understand physical and cultural conditions across the globe
Strong mathematical and statistical skills
Conduct field studies

Plan and implement long-term project plans
Use technology to better understand the world’s constantly changing natural and human landscapes

Develop skills and interest in mapping, graphics, and charts
Gather and organize data
Maintain records

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Observe human interactions
Work within a team to solve problems

Acquire a broad, international, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspective
Focus on environment and society

Understanding the spatial dimension of physical, environmental, and human phenomena
GIS knowledge

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