Geography Department


Bachelor's Degrees


Geography begins with a lack of uniformity on the earth's surface. People, their activities, and physical features are distributed unevenly across space, so one of our most important tasks is to explain why things are where they are. But that's not all. Geographers study the earth's physical processes, movement and change of both people and natural systems, and the interaction of people with their environment. Virtually anything can be examined from a geographical perspective because everything, including environmental problems, economic activity, and natural environments, happens in particular places for reasons that we may or may not yet understand.

You'll study in a program that the Journal of Geography rates as one of the Top 10 undergraduate geography programs in the country.  Students will have the opportunity to take classes from award winning faculty including:


  • Dr. Julie Rich: 2012 Weber State University John A. Lindquist Award
  • Dr. Daniel Bedford: 2010-2013 College of Social and Behavioral Science Endowed Professor Award
  • Dr. Bryan Dorsey: 2010 Weber State University John A. Lindquist Award
  • Dr. Hal Elliott: 2003-2004 College of Social and Behavioral Science Dello G. Dayton Award