About

The Department of Geography integrates social and natural sciences to understand and address complex human and environmental challenges, working to solve tomorrow's problems today.

We offer undergraduate majors in 1) Geography and Sustainable Development, and 2) Urban and Regional Planning. Additionally, we offer a Masters of Geography, which can be pursued as a joint BA + MA degree in 4-5 years.

Our faculty are active and leading researchers in critical areas of scholarship and policy like urbanization and planning, global and sustainable development, climate and environment, and geospatial science. We work closely with students on diverse research topics including urban development, migration, culture, urban landscapes, watershed management, fire, landscape ecology, climate change, food security, and more. 

Facilities within the recently renovated Shideler Hall include the new Geospatial Analysis Center and Water Resources Lab, enabling students to utilize state-of-the-art equipment and field sites in course work and independent research. 

Faculty are committed to students attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for meaningful careers in diverse employment sectors including state and federal agencies, local municipalities, NGOs, and the private sector.