A geography degree provides you with more than map-making skills, it provides you with research and analytical skills that are useful in a wide variety of businesses. Some of the job options for those who major in geography are urban planner, cartographer, GIS specialists, climatologists, transportation management, health and environment, economic geography, and many more.


Wage Estimates are for Illinois and were found at Bureau of Labor website for Illinois 2014 wage Estimates.


Position Median Salary
Geographer $74,260
Urban Planner $68,220
Cartographer $61,880
Geoscientist $89,700
College Teacher $72,474


Transferring to a 4-year

Want to continue your education at a four year college or university? Carl Sandburg College has established relationships with four year colleges and universities to assist in the transfer process for our students. Students should speak with their academic advisor for more information regarding these agreements.

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