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
Master’s and Certificate in GIS
We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems.
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
Department News and Events
On February 17th, Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Hamil Pearsall recently participated in Green Inequalities: An Inquiry into Urban Environmental Gentrification, an event hosted by the Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability, along with several other well-known gentrification scholars. She participated on a panel on “Measuring Gentrification” with more than 150 people…
Geography and Urban Studies PhD student Ritwika Biswas has received two travel awards from the American Association of Geographers’. She was awarded the Asian Geography Specialty Group’s South Asia Student Travel Award 2017 as well as a Urban Geography Specialty Group travel award. These awards recognize her dedication to research on South Asia and engagement…
Environmental Studies Senior Darion Porter shares his path from playing with cars in the Poconos to Environmental Studies major at Temple and beyond. We teach students how to change the world.