Meet the Department of Geography

Students observe and monitor trees around the Ellicott Complex as part of “Earth, Environment and Climate Laboratory.”.

Students observe and monitor trees around the Ellicott Complex as part of “Earth, Environment and Climate Laboratory.”

Geography studies the location and arrangement of human and natural phenomena in space and the relationships between people and their environments. The Department of Geography is an intellectually challenging community that offers five specializations tailored to allow for growth within the discipline and maximize future employment opportunities.

Experiential Learning

Our department’s experiential learning opportunities provide students with the chance to deepen their understanding of the world beyond the classroom.

  • Meet other students from the various disciplines of geography through Undergraduate Geography Student Association
  • Explore what makes you curious through a directed or independent study course
  • Research side-by-side with faculty mentors
  • Study abroad to gain new perspectives from other places around the world

Career-Focused

Education and training in geography offers graduates a comprehensive background and skill-set for real-world problem solving. Our students have found success as cartographers, climatologists, computer analysts, geographic information systems specialists, meteorologists, urban planners and more.

Degrees

  • BA in Geography
  • BS in Geographic Information Science
  • BA in International Trade
  • MA in Geography
  • MA in International Trade
  • MS in Geography
  • MS in Geographic Information Science
  • PhD in Geography

Minor

  • Minor in Geography