The Department of Geography offers a major and minor in geography, as well as a geographic information systems (GIS) minor and a concentration area in GIS. The GIS minor is well-adapted to majors in the physical and social sciences, including education, biology, environmental studies/environmental science, and business.
The department promotes active research, internships, student research grants, collaboration between faculty and students and service learning. Geography students gain a solid foundation in geographic principles and techniques, as well as a deeper understanding of how the interactions between people and the environment shape the landscapes we inhabit.
With foundations in both the natural and social sciences, geography prepares students for a wide range of careers in government, the private sector, and education.
Macalester’s Christopher Wells is author of “Car Country: An Environmental History.” The talk is free and open to all.
UST students Fartun Dirie and Emily Jorgensen won the first- and second-place awards respectively.
St. Thomas students, staff and faculty can buy a $65 annual pass for just $10.
Sam Jensen and Julie Rech will represent St. Thomas at the event, which will be held in the state Capitol's rotunda.
Junior Fartun Dirie's research project turned abstract ideas into concrete maps. Through these "mental maps," she seeks to understand local Somalis' view on residential desireability, migration decisions and how they perceive the Twin Cities' landscape.