The Geography department offers the only B.S. in Meteorology in the state of Virginia along with the B.A. and M.S. in Geography and is a major participant in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis.
We are a leader in geospatial technology on campus offering multiple courses available to students from across campus.
Seven undergraduates have been inducteed into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society in 2018 and 2019.
GEOG 1014 World Regions is one of the most popular courses offered at Virginia Tech.
Students regularly attend and present at regional and national conferences.
Students have landed internships and employment at top agencies and companies including: NASA, the Smithsonian, the National Weather Service, the National Park Service, and ESRI (a leading geospatial company).
Faculty successfully compete for research funding from agencies including: the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and National Geographic.
The department maintains the High Elevation Mountain Mesonet, a constellation of eight solar powered weather stations located in central and southern Appalachia.