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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

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

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Focus on the intersection of place and inequality.

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Focus on new methods in geographical analysis.

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Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

Aaron Weckstein

Environmental Studies Major Aaron Weckstein receives Udall Scholarship

Environmental Studies major Aaron Weckstein was selected out of nearly 500 applicants as a 2017 Udall Scholar. With an interest in sustainable urban design and green stormwater infrastructure, Aaron has served as the Director of Grounds and Sustainability for the Temple Student Government for the 2016-2017 academic year. Udall Scholars are selected on the basis...
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Michael Schwebel

PhD Alum Michael Schwebel joins 100 Resilient Cities Team

Dr. Michael Schwebel was recently hired as the Assistant Director of the 100 Resilient Cities’ New York team. He will be a key member of the new in-house Strategy Delivery Unit, focusing on providing technical support to cities that are creating their resilience strategies and/or defining projects to operationalize their strategies and build resilience. He…
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Pictured above from left to right: Denina Taylor, Kerri Thomas, Austen Davis, Darion Porter, Mattingly Cohen, Zachary Gebhardt at the CLA Awards Reception

Congratulations to our 2017 Awardees!

Departmental Awards Carolyn Adams Award in Geography and Urban Studies Zachary Gebhardt Austen Davis Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies Timothy Capella Nigel Auguste Patrick Stocking Memorial Prize Seth Zeiset Taylor Johnson Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award Kerri Thomas Environmental Studies Award Darion Porter Geography and Urban Studies Department Award for Outstanding…
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