Geography and Planning
Geography invites critical and creative thinking about our impact on the earth, the equitable distribution of resources, and sustainable livelihoods across the globe. The Department of Geography and Planning provides students with opportunities to practice critical spatial thinking and research skills using advanced technologies in geographic information sciences, cartography, remote sensing and planning.
Students work closely with faculty— With excellent lab facilities and small class sizes, students get to work closely with committed faculty, providing a solid foundation for the understanding of environmental processes, community development, and spatial change.
Students get real world experience— From field techniques courses and service learning opportunities to internships, students get real hands-on experience with professional geographers. Students often present their research at professional conferences.
Students get jobs— With a wide array of programs, including certificates in geographic information systems and rural and town planning, our department has an excellent record of job placement for graduates in government, non profit organizations, and private industry.