The mission of the Geography Department is to provide both the highest quality liberal arts education and applied, career-oriented preparation. Our students learn to integrate concepts from the broad discipline of geography and gain the depth of expertise in specific technical areas to prepare them competitively for professional life and/or graduate school. We value the application of theory and research to real-world problems that affect the common good. Student research is encouraged and enhanced by faculty who actively engage their discipline. Our faculty offer students opportunities for internships, service learning experiences, faculty/student collaborative research partnerships, and presentations of their original research at professional conferences. The Geography Department at the University of St. Thomas is a community wherein faculty and students collaborate to produce well-informed and morally responsible professionals.
The Geography Department at the University of St. Thomas began in 1990 and offers a major and minor in Geography, a major with a concentration area in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a minor in GIS for non-geography majors.
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