1. Acquaint students with how geography contributes to a sound understanding of the world through the study of its varied natural and human environments and the spatial relationships that exist between them.
2. Give students a fundamental background in human/environment relationships in preparation for geography-related positions in, among other fields, environmental planning, natural resources management, urban and regional planning and development, water resources, cartography, education, and geographic information systems.
3. Prepare students for advanced work in geography at the graduate level.