Geography program image, volcano with lake in Guatemala

Many people associate Geography simply with knowing where things are. While knowing where things are is important, Geography is much more than place names and locations. It is the study of spatial variation, of how and why things differ from place to place on the surface of the earth and their change through time and space. For instance, why are earthquakes common in California and less frequent in the Midwest? Which populations are more prone to flooding and why?

Geographers focus on the interaction of people with each other and with the environment; they seek to understand how and why physical and cultural spatial patterns evolved thought time and continue to change. Geography helps you to understand current events and address the important challenges such as climate change, environmental injustice, and food insecurity.

Studying Geography provides access to a diversity of job opportunities in public and private enterprises dealing with the natural environment, human economic and social activities, spatial data; in the government at federal, state, local levels (agriculture, commerce, education, health and human  services, housing and urban development); or in teaching from elementary to postgraduate levels. Many Geographers today find excellent employment due to their skills with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is an area of particular strength in our Geography program. Therefore, we are convinced that you will not find a better place to study Geography in the New York region than Lehman College.