Geography offerings combine a strong background in the academic tradition of Geography with applied fields such as, travel and tourism, urban and environmental planning, location analysis and marketing geography, environmental assessment, tourism development, travel marketing, cartography, remote sensing and digital image processing, spatial database development and management, and geographic information systems (GIS).

Our internship program provides an opportunity for career counseling and professional experience for academic credit. Department internship contacts with many businesses and agencies are valuable resources for student employment upon graduation. In addition, a number of students continue their education in graduate schools at a number of universities across the nation.

The department offers four professional concentrations and two broad academic concentrations. While the professional tracks guide students toward specific careers, the bachelor of arts (BA) in geography and bachelor of science (BS) in geography programs have been designed for students seeking a second major or a minor in another department while at Salem State.

Bachelor of Arts

  • BA Geography - Regional Studies Concentration

Bachelor of Science

  • BS Cartography/Geographic Information Systems
  • BS Geography
  • BS Geography - Environmental Sustainability Concentration
  • BS Geography - Travel & Tourism Concentration

Current students, please check with your advisor to identify your correct flowsheet.


A minor is an academic discipline outside of the major, in which a student develops a subsidiary specialization. A minor of 15 hours is required for the BA or BS minor in Geography. For non-Geography majors, the department offers minors in Geography, Cartography, and Natural Resource Management. All minors should be developed in conjunction with advisors and with the permission of the departments involved.

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