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Geography & Cartography at Syracuse University

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Geography & Cartography at Syracuse University

If you are interested in studying geography and cartography, you may want to check out the program at Syracuse University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and approximately 21,322 students attend the school each year. Of the 4,193 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2021, 16 of them were geography and cartography majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Geography & Cartography section at the bottom of this page.

Syracuse Geography & Cartography Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography
  • Master’s Degree in Geography
  • Doctorate Degree in Geography

Syracuse Geography & Cartography Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the geography progam at Syracuse compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The geography major at Syracuse is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Geography & Cartography. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Geography & Cartography Schools 269

In 2021, 1 student received their master’s degree in geography from Syracuse. This is the #123 most popular school for geography master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in geography, making the school the #30 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Geography Graduates from Syracuse Make?

The median salary of geography students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $34,640. This is about the same as the yearly salary of allgeography bachelor's degree recipients across the nation.


Geography Student Demographics at Syracuse

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the geography majors at Syracuse University.

Syracuse Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Program

31% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 69% of geography bachelor's degrees went to men and 31% went to women.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in geography at Syracuse are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% more racial-ethnic minorities in its geography bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's in geography.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Syracuse Geography & Cartography Master’s Program

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 1 student earned a master's degree in geography from Syracuse.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a master's in geography.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Syracuse also has a doctoral program available in geography. In 2021, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Geography Grads May Go Into

A degree in geography can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Syracuse University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Geography Professors 220 $90,390
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 170 $78,780


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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