Geography and Planning

Dean FairbanksGreetings!

Are you interested in the relationship of humans with their environment? Do you enjoy interdisciplinary and hands-on learning? If so, then choose geography!

Geography occupies the intersection of the social and physical worlds. It encourages interdisciplinary problem-solving, critical thinking, and global awareness. The Department of Geography and Planning offers two BA options: physical and environmental geography, and human geography and planning. We also offer a certificate in geographic information science, a certificate in rural and town planning, and a minor in environmental studies. We offer two options in our MA program in geography: general geography and environmental policy and planning.

Our dynamic faculty are engaged in real-world projects in their classrooms and in their research. The career outlook for the profession is excellent. Many students participate in internships in sustainability initiatives, geographic information systems, planning, and conservation.

Dean H.K. Fairbanks
Professor & Chair

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