Virginia Tech®home

History

Mountain West

Department of Geography History

  • 1970:  First Geography faculty hired at Virginia Tech.
  • 1972:  Proposal for a new Geography undergraduate degree to be housed in Political Science.
  • 1975:  Gained departmental status as the Department of Geography under founding chair Dr. Charles Good and launched the B.A. in Geography.
  • 1977:  Launch of M.S. in Geography.
  • 2004:  Department moved from the dissolved College of Arts and Sciences to the College of Natural Resources (renamed College of Natural Resources and Environment in 2010)..
  • 2006:  Launch of the Ph.D. in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis (GEA Ph.D.).
  • 2012:  Launch of the B.S. in Meteorology.
  • 2019: Move from Major Williams Hall to Wallace Hall
  • Present:  20 faculty, 250 undergraduate majors, ~20 M.S. students, ~ 15 Ph.D. students.