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Undergraduate degrees

The Department of Geography offers two bachelor's degree options to undergraduates: a Bachelor of Arts in geography and a Bachelor of Science in meteorology.

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    Bachelor of Arts in Geography

    Study the patterns and processes connecting places and regions across the globe. Learn about societies and cultures, environmental systems, human-environment relationships, international development, and geospatial science, while utilizing cutting-edge technology.

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    Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

    Study weather forecasting and atmospheric sciences with a significant focus on using geospatial technology to study how landforms affect weather patterns. Learn to predict severe weather and assess its impacts on both humans and the environment.


Graduate Programs

The Department of Geography offers two programs for students seeking a master's degree -- a Masters of Science in geography and an Accelerated Masters of Science -- plus a program to earn a Ph.D. in geospatial and environmental analysis, and a chance to earn a Graduate Certificate in geospatial science. 


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    Master of Science in Geography

    The M.S. in geography is a two-year program with emphasis on research and collaboration between the faculty members and their graduate students. There are thesis and non-thesis options.

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    Accelerated M.S.
    Accelerated M.S.

    The Accelerated M.S. in Geography is a plan where students can earn a master's degree in one year, as long as it's the year immediately following the completion of their bachelor's degree. Application to the program happens in the third year of undergraduate work and selected courses in the final year can count toward both degrees.

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    Doctoral GEA Program

    This doctoral program specializes in geographic information systems, the global positioning system, remote sensing, and imagery analysis. Environmental analysis in this program is broadly defined from rural/natural to urban/human environments. The program can be a collaboration with other departments in the College of Natural Resources and Environment.