Geography investigates the patterns and processes that shape human interaction with the built and natural environments.  Geography provides students with multiple perspectives and tools to analyze the relationships between people and their environments, interpret diverse cultural landscapes, and solve spatial problems at both local and global levels.

Students who study geography have a wide variety of career possibilities that include teaching, urban and land use planning, environmental management and assessment, public health, cartography and geographic information systems (GIS), economic development, and travel and tourism.

Geography at HPU is housed in the Department of Social Sciences which is part of the larger College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As a result of this placement, geography here emphasizes the human side of the discipline and this enables students to make interdisciplinary connections with other fields in the humanities and social sciences. Moreover, students can take advantage of our location in Hawai‘i to study geographically related issues and problems in the Asia-Pacific realm.

Dr. Serge Marek and Dr. Hal Warren

Dr. Serge Marek and Dr. Hal Warren

Minor in Geography