Geography: A global study

Geography encompasses history and science. Studying geography equips students with the knowledge and understanding of physical, cultural, political, and economic realities of today’s world. Geography can teach how people, places, and environments are all connected. Geography classes are held in the Randall Environmental Science Center.

Major & Minor

Geography, BA
Integrate knowledge and ideas from history, environmental science, and geography for a three-dimensional view of the globe. Geography majors are fascinated by the earth, its natural formations, how geography has impacted human history, and how humanity impacts geography.

Geography Minor
Gain a foundational understanding of the earth's geography by picking up this minor. Ideal for history, political science, or environmental science majors, this minor dives into a significant area we often neglect.

Why Study Geography at Taylor?

Taylor is one of a few Christian colleges offering a geography major. Our geography major is designed to show us the impact geography has had on our culture and history, while demonstrating the importance of caring for our environment.

What type of student would ideally suit Taylor’s Geography Department?

If you are interested in growing spiritually, while learning about our world through culture, history and science, you would make an ideal geography student.

Will I have the opportunity to study abroad while in the program?

Because of geography’s unique course requirements, there are numerous opportunities to study away from Taylor through the environmental science and history courses that are required for a geography major.

Graduate & Careers

Because geography is interdisciplinary, our graduating students have numerous options for geography jobs. These include:

  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Community Developer
  • Demographer
  • Economic Advisor
  • Educator
  • Emergency Management
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Meteorologist
  • Natural Disaster Expert
  • Navigator
  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corps
  • Photographer
  • Tour Guide
  • Transportation Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • US Geological Surveyor
  • Writer/Editor

Attending graduate school is also a great way to enrich your learning and improve your skills through your geography degree from Taylor.

Faculty & Staff

Roger Jenkinson

Dr. Roger Jenkinson
Geography Department Chair & Professor of Geography
(765) 998-5323

Rebecca Taylor

Becky Taylor
Program Assistant for Earth & Environmental Sciences & Geography
(765) 998-4960