Geography offers a unique way of seeing and understanding the world, combined with the ability to communicate this understanding to others.

Geography is a growing field that offers a wide range of career options. Geographers study both natural science and social science.

Natural science topics include spatial patterns of rocks, soils, animals, plants, climate and weather. Social science topics include spatial patterns of culture, policy, conflict, demographics, economics, resources and waste, with an emphasis on investigating the intersection of human activity and environmental processes. Geographers use a variety of geospatial technologies to map the world in different ways from the global to the local. 

The Department of Geography offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in geography and an online Master of Geographic Information Science. Our faculty represent a diverse array of research fields in human and physical geography and geographic information science.