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Geography and Environmental Engineering

A guide to the academic majors within the department identifying resources used in the study of human geography, environmental geography, GIS, environmental engineering, and environmental science

Welcome to Human Geography 

Culture     Regional Studies     Globalization

Over the past decade, Human Geography has been one of the most popular majors at the USMA, and just in the last 5 years about 150 human geographers have graduated and are now working around the world.  This is a social science major just like political science, economics, psychology, or sociology.  Geographers want to research and answer questions about the world we live in.  A lot of regional geography courses are offered, so it's a great major for anyone interested in learning more about our world, global cultures and international issues.  This major prepares cadets well for careers in any international field, such as the foreign service, international business, non-governmental organizations, or a full career in the Army.



  • American Anthropological Association
    • Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. The AAA today reflects the growing diversity of the discipline, and in Richard B. Woodbury's words, ". . . has remained the central society for the discipline, addressing with considerable success its increasingly varied interests and speaking for anthropology to other fields, the federal and state governments, and the public."
  • Digital Commons Network
  • Dimensions: Human Geography
    • Dimensions covers millions of research publications connected by more than 1.8 billion citations, supporting grants, datasets, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.
  • DOAJ: Geography, Anthropology, and Recreation
    • DOAJ is a unique and extensive index of diverse open access journals from around the world, driven by a growing community, committed to ensuring quality content is freely available online for everyone.
  • Geodiode - The Ultimate Resource for World Climate and Biomes
  • Institution for Economics and Peace
    • The IEP creates research, which is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non‑governmental organisations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations.
  • National Geographic Society
    • The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.
  • Royal Geographic Society
    • The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. The Society is a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.
  • United Nations - One place where the world's nations can gather together, discuss common problems and find shared solutions.
    • Global Issues 
      • As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone.
    • Sustainable Development Goals
      • provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. 

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