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    How many of you here just have a geography undergrad degree?

    I am headed to the only school I can really afford, Cal State Fullerton... I plan to get my geography degree there, then transfer to a Masters somewhere else... not sure where though.

    Any of you have geo degrees? Or did you all just go straight into a Planning Program?

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    Aye.....

    My undergraduate degree is in Geography......and there are many of us on this forum You might even say an army of us.....(at least I think so.. ..) Geography is a great foundation degree to have.....remember, if James Bond has a PhD, it'd be in Geography with an emphasis in kicking ASS
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    I have a B.A. in Geography, and did some graduate work in Public Admin, but no master's.

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    This is good to know, haha. Thanks guys...

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    Undergrad in Geography B.S.

    no additional anything.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Undergrad in Geo as well, thinking about a non profit Masters
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    I also have a B.S. in Geography and that's it...

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    The official name of my degree per my big fancy wall decoration:

    B.S. Geography - Urban and Regional Planning

    Minored in Public Administration and am now pursuing a MPA with urban planning/environmental law emphasis.

    The Geography degree did not inhibit me in finding a job.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    BA in geography (and a BA in an unrelated field)

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    I have a B.S. in Geography (with an emphasis on Urban Geography) and

    a Masters in Planning from U of Nebraska.

    I found that geography is quite useful in the field of planning.

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    B.S. in B.S. (nevermind).

    B.S. in Geography, Minor in American History (University of Northern Colorado, 2004)

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    I have a BA in history which I now regret. If I could do it over again I would of done geography with a planning emphasis. My plan was to go on to grad school and get my masters in planning which I still plan on doing. I figured it didn't matter what my undergrad was in as far as grad school admittance went so I just stuck with history and was able to graduate in three years.

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    I have a B.S. in psychology.
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    My skills come in very handy when dealing with people, the rest can be learned..
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    BA in Sociology
    working on my Master's in Urban and Regional Planning.

    i applied to a Masters of Public Health program right out of undergrad but decided against it.

    took some classes for a Masters in Library Science as well.

    as you can see, i like Planning for its interdisciplinary nature.
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    Minor in Geography BA International Affairs

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    I just graduated with a B.S. in Political Science with Public Administration emphasis. Going to Rutgers in the fall for the MCRP.
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    B.A. Environamental Studies-Geography

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    I don't have a geography degree, but I took a lot of geography classes as a part of my program. My advice to you as a geography student is to take a TON of GIS classes. Become a GIS expert and you'll find yourself in good shape when it comes time to look for work.

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    Quote Originally posted by yesteryear
    I don't have a geography degree, but I took a lot of geography classes as a part of my program. My advice to you as a geography student is to take a TON of GIS classes. Become a GIS expert and you'll find yourself in good shape when it comes time to look for work.

    excellent info.. Thanks to all of you for the input, it is much appreciated.

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    Good to know there are so many geo majors here. Because I'm always forgetting the capitols of South Carolina and Kentucky.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Good to know there are so many geo majors here. Because I'm always forgetting the capitols of South Carolina and Kentucky.
    Columbia and Frankfort respectively
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    Working on a B.E.S. in Planning. (Bachelor of Environmental Studies).

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    I would be the geography major you don't want to talk to - I'm exclusively in GIS. But I do acknowledge now that it wouldn't have been too difficult for me to jump into planning - I just needed that internship. But for various reasons, from needing to work full time to support myself & pay for school to a worthless geography dept. counselor - I didn't make the plunge.

    But in all honesty, & I say this out of respect to all you planners - your job sucks. At least based on my standards - meeting ALL THE TIME, talking to politicians, talking to the public. That isn't for me - I'm glad I didn't become a planner.

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    I guess I'm in the minority. No geography degree. Have a Bachelor of Urban Planning & Development (BUPD) and a BS in Environmental Design. There were 2 geography classes required as part of my BUPD.
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