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Geographers study the nature and usage of ranges of the Earth's surface, concerning and studying connections of physical and cultural phenomena. They conduct research on physical aspects of an area, together with land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct inquiry on the spatial consequences of human activities within a given area including social features, economic events, and political association, as well as investigating interdependence amid regions at scales fluctuating from local to global.

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors Degree in Geography
Bachelors Degree in Meterology

Required Work Experience


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