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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, 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 program, please visit the Undergraduate Program site. For more on the PhD and MA programs, please visit the Graduate Program site.


Department News

(04.29.2014) Congrats to UC Geography PhD student Thushara Ranatunga and co-authors, for their recently published article in Physical Geography, "A total water management analysis of the Las Vegas Wash watershed, Nevada."

(04.27.2014) UC Geography alum Ben Jones is featured in a recent Alaska Dispatch article about his work in the arctic! 

(04.21.2014) Finals week is here! Good luck to all UC Geography students and congrats on a successful semester.

(04.12.2014) UC Geography students won numerous awards at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Tampa. PhD Student Shujie Wang won 1st place in the Remote Sensing Tarr Student Illustrated Paper Competition. PhD Student Daniel Schleith won the masters-level thesis award given out by the Transportation Geography Specialty Group. Visiting PhD Student Huang Yan won 3rd place in the GISSG, RSSG, and CSG Illustrated Paper Competition. Congrats to all!  

(04.10.2014) UC Geography faculty received press coverage for their recently presented research: Dr. Hongxing Liu's work on drought, and Dr. Michael Widener's work on aeromedical transport.