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
- Major and minor in Geography and Urban Studies
- Major and minor in Environmental Studies
- Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
- Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
- Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems
- MA in Geography and Urban Studies
- PhD in Geography and Urban Studies
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
Geography and Urban Studies alumna Reilly Bergin Wilson (CLA, ’12) was recently interviewed to comment on her research surrounding the developmental importance and criminalization of children’s free play, especially as it impacts Black and Brown children. She advocates for free play, unstructured play time, and play spaces designed for children’s creativity while calling into question recent policies…
After 45 years as a member of the Geography and Urban Studies faculty, Dr. Marilyn Silberfein retired and went on to pursue an Associate’s degree in Horticulture at Ambler Campus. She now has a Bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s of Arts and PhD in Geography from Syracuse University, and an Associate’s degree…