Economic Geography

Economic activity is inherently spatial – companies explore optimum locations for headquarters and stores based on various criteria, governments and NGOs seek to analyze distributions of poverty, and goods, capital, labor, raw materials, and information all move from one place to another. The Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Geography provides a comprehensive program for students interested in the roles of space, place, location, scale, key agents, and forces in the economic sphere. 

Uncommon Pursuits.

The program prepares students to succeed in commercial, non-government organizations, nonprofits, or governmental realms as well as the pursuit of graduate degrees, with emphases on spatial planning and control of issues ranging from transport and markets to poverty and inequality.

Alumni work at:

  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • GeoNexus
  • State/county/municipal governments
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Tango Analytics
  • Con-Way
  • Vanguard Community Development

Alumni work as:

  • Transportation Modelers
  • Strategic Planners
  • Location Analysts
  • Purchasing/Logistics Managers
  • Community Developers
  • Commercial Real Estate Analysts

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