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Department of Geography and Regional Planning
Undergraduate Testimonials for the Department of Geography and Regional Planning
I started my IUP career as a Communications Media major.
As a graduate of IUP’s Geography and Regional Planning Department, I find myself prepared for anything the world throws at me!
Before college, I had no plans just dreams. I wanted to work in a field that allowed me to handle vast amounts of information and maps, but I had no abilities or knowledge of what my next step would be.
I analyze trends in population, transportation, income, housing, and land use for a particular region.
After graduating from IUP, the internship at Altoona turned into a full-time position.
The personal guidance and detailed education at IUP has provided me with the foundation, training, and skills to excel beyond my initial expectations.
The department has a deep connection to the community that lets students put their knowledge to work.
I now manage more than thirty clients all over Pennsylvania.... The knowledge I gained at IUP was vital in obtaining a starting position in the field of GIS and building my career to where it is now.
The sequence of GIS courses provided me with a strong foundation in the theory and particle application of the technology.
The faculty and staff at the IUP Department of Geography are second to none. They are varied in their interests, have intriguing backgrounds and experiences, and are always willing to help.
Through closer interaction with the professors, I developed the skills and made the connections necessary for success in the discipline.
Geography and Regional Planning Department
Humanities and Social Sciences Building
981 Grant Street
Monday through Friday
1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.