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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Geography

Department of Geography

Geographers study the spatial dimensions of human activities and physical landscapes. The discipline of Geography focuses on the interrelationships between humans and their environments, linking the physical and social sciences.

Geographers use a variety of tools, but much of their work revolves around developing and analyzing various forms of spatial data and information, with a special emphasis on satellite imagery, vector graphics, historical, and paper maps.

Possessing the ability to "think spatially," along with a diverse toolkit of quantitative and qualitative methods, geographers have a wide variety of employment options. Our alumni have taken positions in business, government agencies, academia, and non-profit organizations. The job market is especially strong for those with skills in Geographic Information Systems and Science (GIS).

The Department of Geography at UC offers PhD, MA, BS and BA degrees.

All students are encouraged to develop individualized programs meeting their specific needs, in consultation with their academic adviser. For more information on courses and requirements for the BA/BS program, please visit the Undergraduate Program site. For more on the PhD and MA programs, please visit the Graduate Program site.

Department News

(09.29.2014) UC Geography Alumna (PhD 2002) Amy Blatt has just released a new book through Springer - "Health, Science, and Place: A New Model." Be sure to check it out! Dr. Blatt currently works for the clinical laboratory services company Quest Diagnostics in Pennsylvania. Congrats to Amy! 

(09.10.2014) Congrats to UC Geography Professor Dr. Stepinski and Postdoc Dr. Dr. Stepinski and Dr. Dmowska for their innovative mapping worked, featured on the frontpage of! Check it out for yourself here!

(09.08.2014) Interested in a graduate degree in Geographic Information Science or Geography? Contact a professor in our department to learn more! A list of our accomplished faculty can be found here.