Shippensburg University geography students are required to take 48 credits of general education and receive a background in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, history, English, and communication skills. Majors take discipline-specific courses in geography with allied courses in psychology, sociology, government, economics, computer science, and the natural sciences.
The Geography Social Studies Education (BSEd) program allows students to teach in the social sciences and geography at the middle school, junior high or high school levels. It provides background in the social sciences and 24 credits of major courses in geography.
The Earth-Space Science Education (BSEd) program allows students to teach earth science, general science, and environmental science at the middle school, junior high, and senior high school level.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor (18 credits) allows any non-major to develop knowledge and an array of skills using GIS and other geospatial technologies. The GIS minor is an excellent complement to any major that focuses on people, economics, resources, or the environment.
The GIS Certificate program is a short program (12 credits) designed for students in any major who want a solid hands-on introduction to GIS and exposure to a range of applications.