Welcome to The Department of Geography

Geography is the study of spatial patterns and processes associated with a wide variety of phenomena in both the natural world and the world of human affairs.  The spread of disease, the sprawl of cities, the distribution of plants and animals, or the diffusion of culture and ideas all exhibit a spatial component that is the focus of Geography.

Geographers increasingly use advanced information technologies to improve our understanding of the world.  Innovations in computer cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and the global positioning system are revolutionizing the way we look at our Earth.

An education as a geographer prepares students for successful careers in fields such as environmental management, urban planning, conservation, public health, recreation and tourism, transportation planning, international affairs, among many others.