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About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies focuses on the four themes of globalization, sustainability, social justice, and geographic methods, combining social science skills with technical training. Our graduates get competitive and meaningful jobs in non-profit, government, and business sectors.

Programs of Study

Undergraduate:

 

Graduate:

 

 

Master’s and Certificate in GIS

We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems.

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Learn more about how our students seek to make a difference in the world.

Major and Minor in Environmental Studies

 

Major and Minor in Geography and Urban Studies

 

Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in GIS

Department of Geography and Urban Studies Research

The four research themes associated with the department include:

gusSustainability

Focus on local quality-of-life and justice issues

gusSocial Justice

Focus on the intersection of place and inequality.

gusGeographic Methods

Focus on new methods in geographical analysis.

gusGlobalization

Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis Symposium

Just before the Fall break, Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Jerry Stahler and MA in Geography and Urban Studies alumna Silvana Mazzella participated in “A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis,” a symposium held at Temple University. The purpose of this event was to address one of the growing health crises of opioid addiction…
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Charlotte Castle: Social Justice and Philly Free Streets

Charlotte Castle graduated with a Master’s of Arts in Geography and Urban Studies in 2015. During her time in the program, she was a Transportation Intern for the City of Philadelphia and, upon graduation, she became a Transportation Systems Program Planner at the City’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems, while also serving as the…
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CRC 10 Year Donation Map

Interning with the CRC: Mapping Temple’s impact on the digital divide

“Last semester, I worked with Jonathan Latko, founder and Director of the Computer Recycling Center (CRC) at Temple University; at the same time, I was enrolled in ENST/GUS 3085, Dr. Andrucki’s internship seminar.  This is a course where you earn academic credit for your internship, in addition to the experience of the internship itself. Dr….
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