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.
Jennifer Alford (PhD 2014) has recently been hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies […]
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Dr. Debbage is in the December 7, 2016 campus weekly. The title of the article is “Growing green shoots: Keith […]