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
For more information about our GIS programs, please contact us.
We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems. Apply now!
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
This summer, Geography and Urban Studies major Zhenya Nalywayko had the opportunity to spend four weeks studying abroad in India. During that time, students stayed in an old palace, ate only vegetarian food, participated in sunrise yoga, and experienced monsoon season – a weather pattern unlike anything in the States. More information about study abroad…
On Friday September 18th, Dr. Robert Lake kicked off the Geography and Urban Studies Graduate Student Association (GUS GSA) fall speaker series with his talk “Lovers and Knowers, Athens and Jerusalem: On Not Degenerating Into a Research Inquiry.” Dr. Lake is member of the faculty at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at…
The Rad Dish, a student-run co-operative cafe, was featured on the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday September 24th. Read the full story here: “Weary of dining halls, students start their own co-ops.” The Rad Dish provides healthy, local, ethical vegetarian food at a reasonable cost for students. Housed in Ritter Annex, the café provides a space that is…