Geography & Land Surveying Major

If you love the outdoors and would enjoy using your problem-solving skills
to assess and preserve the environment, consider this joint program in geography
and land surveying.

Student outside participating in fieldwork
Students in this major participate in fieldwork experiences.

Learn the latest techniques, skills, and tools required to conduct land surveying. The major in geography and land surveying is based on a transfer articulation agreement between the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)-Catonsville and Towson University. Most students complete the associate’s degree in Land Surveying at CCBC-Catonsville before enrolling at Towson University. All surveying courses taken at CCBC will transfer. However, Towson University will only accept a maximum of 64 total units in transfer. Any remaining  core requirements will be completed at Towson University. Students beginning the program at Towson University complete their last year at CCBC to complete the requirements for the associate’s degree in land surveying.

The program of study follows the guidelines for a major in Geography and Environmental Planning. An internship is strongly recommended for those with little or no work experience. Students may not substitute past work experience, nor use concurrent work to meet internship requirements, without permission from the department. View the degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Student opportunities

Scholarships for Majors

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered exclusively for geography majors.

GTU Honor Society

A chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the international honor society in geography, is sponsored by the department. Hear guest lecturers speak at GTU meetings and apply for a GTU-sponsored scholarship.

Geography Club

The Towson University Geography Society, better known as the Geography Club, provides opportunities to meet your peers in the department and engage in geography-related discussions and projects on campus.