Study objectives and career prospects
Decisive for the suitability of a professional geographer is specific methodological skills (eg. use of geographic information systems, statistical software, digital maps, remote sensing data, laboratory and field measurement techniques), which form a crucial role in analyzing and solving problems. The aim of all theses’ is to anchor all minds of methodological skills in a practical way by approaching projects in cooperation with institutions and planning authorities. During mandatory field and regional work as also professional practical training – all internships are organized with employees with practical experience, which are often the prospective employer.
In addition to the studying geography (in both faculties) there is a possibility to become a teacher as well by adding a few benefits (courses). An education in geography is particularly suited for those who want to work as a professional geographer or as an environmental conscious teacher. Professional geographers have the following options:
Spatial Planning (urban, regional and state planning, development, economic development, Mobility management, transport planning, tourism development)
Nature and the Environment (landscape and environmental impact assessment, ecological risk assessment, soil protection and planning, contaminated land acquisition and rehabilitation, habitat mapping and conservation planning, environmental economics)
Information and Documentation (Commercial remote sensing, computer cartography, geo-informatics and geostatistics, Government statistics, forecasting, press and publishing, public relations).