The Geography Program prepares students for both successful careers and graduate school. Whether you want to enter the field right after graduation or pursue a master’s or doctorate degree, we have a degree for you.

Why Study Geography at Eastern?

Each of our degrees features hands-on learning opportunities and career preparation.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Physical Facilities
Available for Students

We offer a physical geography lab; a soils lab; and a GIS and computer-mapping lab.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Careers in Geography

Earning a degree or minor in geography leads to many career opportunities:

Computer Cartography and GIS

Urban and Regional Planning

Park Ranger

Natural Resources

Environmental Science

GIS Resources

The Geography Program supports hands-on learning. If you’re interested in learning GIS, we have software licenses and labs to help you. We currently use ArcGIS 10.7 as part of the Washington State Higher Education ESRI site license. All EWU students, faculty, and staff have access to ArcGIS software through our license. ArcGIS is installed locally in computer labs in Isle, Senior, and Kingston Halls. You can also access ArcGIS through EWU’s Virtual Labs.

For more information, contact Stacy Warren, PhD at

Data Resources

  • WAGDA: Basic public GIS data for Washington State
  • WSDOT: Transportation-related GIS data for the state of Washington
  • WA Dept. Ecology: Environmental GIS data for the state of Washington
  • American Fact Finder: A variety of GIS and demographic data for the United States from the Bureau of the Census
  • GIS DataDepot: A basic public GIS data from around the world