Sarah Halvorson, Chair

Whether global climate change or local land use change, geography provides an understanding of complex natural, social, and human-environmental processes at different geographic scales. Drawing on and expanding the knowledge base of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Geographic Information Sciences, we focus on:

  • Community and Environmental Planning

  • Geographic Information Systems, and

  • Mountain Systems.

Our graduates are successful in occupying meaningful and challenging positions in public, private, and non-profit sectors. Their contributions speak to the impacts geographers have in analyzing, understanding, and shaping our natural and human landscapes for the benefit of future generations.

The Department of Geography offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Geography. For a B.S. in Geography concentrations in Community and Environmental Planning and Physical Geography are available. Also offered are minors in Geography and Mountain Studies. Several interdisciplinary minors that include coursework in Geography are available to students as well, including:

See the Graduate School website for more information concerning the M.A. and M.S. programs.

A Certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies, jointly offered by the Department of Geography and the Department of Forest Management is also available. This GIS certificate is a complement to an existing major or to a bachelors degree already obtained. For details, please see below or the GIS website.

Baccalaureate Degrees

Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate Certificates