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Department of Geography, Environment & Sustainability

Find your place. Learn from our award-winning faculty, utilize the latest technology, gain practical experience and prepare for a growing list of careers around the world.


The mission of the Department of Geography, Environment & Sustainability is to prepare students to engage in the processes that create more sustainable environments and communities throughout the world.

  • We offer students the highest quality geographic education through innovative teaching, interactive field experiences, and integrative research.
  • We provide students with foundational geographical knowledge and skills that focus on the interconnection and interdependency of Earth’s complex natural systems and diverse human societies.

Why Choose Geography?

  • Create a degree that matches your interests.
  • Course options increase your marketability.
  • Hands-on experience with GIS equipment and field trips.
  • Learn more about studying geography.

Interesting Careers

A Geography degree allows you to make an impact on this world through specialties including sustainability, weather and climate, natural resources, cartography and GIS, devlopment, tourism, cultural geography, environmental, education and many other geography careers.

Geospatial Revolution Project

The Geospatial Revolution provides new ways to study the earth by combining geography with multiple digital tools. This opens up endless possibilities for a better understanding of the world around us. The transition has been truly revolutionary.

Learn more about Geospation Revolution.

GIS Lab Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Geography, Environment & Sustainability lab, located right here in Lindquist Hall!

Geography Graduate

Hear from a recent geography graduate about the skills she developed with the GIS program and how she utilizes them in her career!

Endless Possibilities

Discover the endless possibilities you can unlock with a degree in Geography, Environment & Sustainability.