Undergraduate Programs

A geography degree will give you a grasp of the world.

Our undergraduate programs in geography and environmental planning provide our students with a skills-based education while teaching them about the world. We have faculty with regional expertise that covers the globe from Africa to Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Areas of Focus

In addition to emphasizing global knowledge, our areas of focus include:

  • Geospatial technology, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, aerial photography, and cartography
  • Environmental Sustainability, including climate change, natural hazards, geomorphology, and natural resources and society.
  • Environmental Planning, including energy resources, comprehensive planning, environmental impact analysis, and environmental geography.
  • International Affairs, including political, economic, and cultural geography, and regional courses exploring the details of the entire world.
  • Space and Society, including geographies of health, crime, and the aged, and feminist and cultural geography.
  • Planning and Urban Studies, including urban historical geography, transportation and infrastructure planning, and land use planning, outdoor recreation planning. 

Our students learn research methods, problem-solving skills, map making, and interpretation of satellite imagery, in addition to improving written and oral communication skills. Our interdisciplinary approach prepares students to be expert geographers and global citizens.

State of the Art Facilities

Our facilities provide students with everything they need to excel in the geographic field. We have multiple GIS labs equipped with essential software, including ArcGIS, IDRISI Selva, SPSS, Excel, and Google Earth.