Korea University Department of Geography Education

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Career Options

-The future of the Department of Geography Education: Nurturing world-class experts in geography

In the age of globalization, there is a growing interest in region, space and place. With the surge in demand for geographic information, geography education contributes significantly to the development of humanity. Experts who possess geographic knowledge and insights are essential in national administrative institutions, broadcasting companies and general businesses. Graduates of the department will enjoy diverse career opportunities as the interest in urban planning and regional development is rising and businesses are expanding overseas. Graduates who have become geography educators have developed their own teaching materials and are actively participating in professional development to learn more effective ways to inspire study in geography. The world is vast, and there is still much to be done. Graduates who have decided to pursue advanced degrees are studying in renowned universities such as the University of Cambridge, Syracuse University, Ohio State University, Texas A&M University, Florida State University, University of Cologne and University of Münster. Those who have attained advanced degrees are lecturing at various universities in Korea, while two of them were appointed as faculty in the United States. Many graduates are working as researchers at the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, National Folk Museum of Korea and Korea University’s Research Institute of Korean Studies. In the future, graduates will continue to serve in a wide range of fields thanks to the increasing demand for experts in urban planning, regional development and geographic information.

  • Academic: Secondary school teacher, university professor, researcher, developer of teaching materials, etc.
  • Media: News reporter, broadcasting producer, broadcasting writer, publisher, writer, cultural content planner, etc.
  • Government/public institutes/law: Diplomat, government official, judge, accountant, police, etc.
  • Business/finance: General business, bank, securities, insurance company, etc.