Major in geography at the University of Mary Washington and uncork your curiosity about how people, institutions, environments and natural phenomena interact. Whether you’re collecting field data near campus or working on forest conservation in Guatemala, you’ll learn by experience while building investigative, analytical, and communications skills for your life’s work.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Geography Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 141
Knowledge Rate: 89%
Career Outcome Rate: 87%
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Where do our alumni land?
- American Society of Naval Engineers
- Library of Congress
- Rappahannock Regional Commission
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Mastel-Day, LLC
- Inova Fairfax Hospital
- Gemini 3 Group
- Dominion Energy
- Culpeper County Planning & Zoning
- George Washington University
- University of Maryland
- James Madison University
- Marshall University
- University of Minnesota
- University of NC – Chapel Hill
- University of Virginia
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
Geography Alumni Profiles: Learn more about our successful geography alums!