Human geography

Majoring in human geography will see you focus on the branch of social science that deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies and interactions with the environment. A simple example of the focus on human geography is the study of the differences in how people are more culturally tied to the natural environment in rural areas compared to those in cities. Human geography graduates learn to help resolve major urban and regional problems and ultimately have the ability to contribute to the creation of liveable communities, vibrant economies and sustainable places.

Career examples

  • Demographer
  • Development manager (international aid)
  • Transport geographer
  • Environmental geographer


  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
  6. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
  7. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
  8. Bachelor of Social Science
  9. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.