As a geography major at NMU, the world is your classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to discover your world from a variety of perspectives–whether it’s using geographic information systems to map Marquette County, observing weather and climate on the shore of Lake Superior or experiencing eco-tourism in Costa Rica. Unlike many universities where lower-division courses are taught by part-time faculty members or graduate students, all of our classes are taught by full-time faculty members. Because our class sizes are typically small (ranging from 20-40 students for classes above the 100 level), you’ll get personalized attention from professional faculty members who are dedicated to teaching.
The Geography Department offers eight academic programs, so you can take your interest in geography in virtually any direction you choose. In addition, many of our programs are interdisciplinary and include partnerships with departments, such as biology, chemistry, political science and education, so you’ll be exposed to a broad range of specialties.
Source: Department Website July 2010