Geography—the study of Earth’s peoples, places and environments—is at the heart of the biggest social, environmental and economic challenges we face today.
As an ACU Geography student, you will learn to understand the world as an integrated whole and use a powerful mix of geographical and interdisciplinary skills to respond to an array of problems.
You will study a range of human and physical geography units that span the breadth of the discipline today, including urban studies, natural hazards, climate change, geomorphology, development studies, research methods, rivers and soils.
The skills and knowledge you will gain through the course will enable you to analyse and synthesise complex environmental, economic, social and political information and develop a geographical understanding of humans, environments and the dynamic relationships between them.
At third-year level, you will also have the opportunity to complete exciting field-based units overseas with HUMA317: History and Geography of Ancient and Modern Rome.
As an ACU Geography graduate what valued skills will you possess?
Upon completion of your specialisation, you will be able to:
- Observe, describe, analyse, represent, interpret and report information about the world
- Critically evaluate theories and evidence, make informed decisions and develop reasoned arguments
- Use a range of techniques and methods to collect and analyse environmental data and carry out fieldwork
- Operate confidently in an environment that requires teamwork, flexibility, problem solving, creativity, and analytical, IT and communication skills
Where to from ACU?
- The skills and attributes acquired by Geography graduates make them highly employable in a wide variety of fields across both government and non-government sectors, domestically and internationally.
- Geography graduates can pursue rewarding careers in: Climate change assessment and planning; International development and aid; Climatology and meteorology; Local and regional development; Coastal, marine and hydrographic analysis; Mapping and cartography; Community development; Market research; Conservation, heritage and land management; Natural resource management and agriculture; Consulting and project management; Planning (including urban, regional, environmental, social and transport planning); Education; Population analysis; Environmental and social impact assessment; Public policy; Environmental monitoring and management; Public safety, defence and national security; Environmental science; Real estate and land development; GIS and Remote sensing; Academic Research; Hazard assessment, mitigation and disaster management; Social services and welfare; Surveying and geomatics; Sustainability; and Tourism management
- When combined with an appropriate tertiary teaching qualification, the Geography major is one of the enriching pathways to becoming a secondary-school Geography teacher.