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. See program and course offerings (PDF).
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.
New Blended Course
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. It allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. This course illustrates the principles of GIS using a variety of real-world applications and is appropriate for a wide variety of disciplines.
Place: GIS lab, Dept. of Geography, JRC 426
Instructor: Dr. David Kelley, Dept. of Geography, UST
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Office: Dept. of Geography, JRC 423, UST
Designed to provide students with additional schedule flexibility while maintaining high academic standards, blended courses feature the latest online instructional technologies to complement less frequent classroom sessions on campus. This course will meet as a class on Tuesdays at 1:30 in the GIS lab. For the remainder of the course, you will still stay engaged with web-based presentations and interactions with peers and faculty, and upload required coursework. Successful blended students enjoy connecting in person with fellow students, but also value the ability to learn and study independently on their own schedule. This course has the same content, rigor and academic expectations of those delivered in the traditional format.