Why Geography?

For over half a century, the Department of Geography at UNCG has developed its programs and resources to prepare students for careers and advanced research in geography. Geography is an expanding and diverse field focusing on the spatial organization of landscapes from a variety of perspectives. Common pursuits in geographic research include the analysis of population problems, economic development, urban and environmental planning, climate and climate change, the spatial dynamics of vegetation and animal assemblages, earth surface processes and landforms, environmental impacts of human activities, resource management, satellite-based and low-altitude remote sensing, cartography, and geographic information science (GIS).

The Department offers the B.A., M.A. (applied geography), and Ph.D. degrees. Formal concentrations in urban/economic/transportation geography, GIScience/remote sensing, and earth/environmental science are offered within the B.A. program. Post-baccalaureate certificates are available in “Global and Regional Studies in Geography” and “Urban and Economic Development” through the Department.

Featured News

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DJ Perkins awarded Research Fellow position in the Center for Climate Change Communication

Once again, congratulations are in order for DJ Perkins (PhD 2015) who is now currently a NSF funded Post-Doctoral Research […]

Congratulations to Dr. Selima Sultana on her promotion to professor!

Dr. Sultana arrived at UNCG in 2004 and has consistently contributed to the department through her numerous scholarly works, her […]

Secrets of the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield

Here is a link to watch “Secrets of the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield” that was on NC*Now that is part of […]

Drs. Roy and Linda Stine attend Symposium on Remote Sensing

Join Drs. Roy and Linda Stine in Raleigh on March 12, 2016 for the Symposium on Remote Sensing. The full […]

Current Projects

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Sample Project

Once again, congratulations are in order for DJ Perkins (PhD 2015) who is now currently a NSF funded Post-Doctoral Research […]

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Alumni Stories

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Simone Parker ’15

Once again, congratulations are in order for DJ Perkins (PhD 2015) who is now currently a NSF funded Post-Doctoral Research […]

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