Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the Earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. Geography links the social sciences and natural sciences together, studying the relationships between human activity and natural systems.
Western's Geography/Social Studies major prepares students for a concentration in Geography to accompany their courses in Elementary Education. Geography/Social Studies provides a breadth of knowledge in Geography, Environmental Studies, History, Economics, Anthropology, and Political Science.
Designed to meet Washington State requirements for a teaching endorsement, Geography/Social Studies prepares students for teaching in non-traditional settings with or without the additional certification from Woodring College. Completion of this combined major leads to an endorsement in social studies.