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.

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Keith Debbage in Campus Weekly spotlight

Dr. Debbage is in the December 7, 2016 campus weekly.  The title of the article is “Growing green shoots: Keith […]

Congratulations to our December 2016 graduates

Best of luck to the following UNCG Geography students who graduated today: MA in Applied Geography:  Shaylee Bowen and  MA […]

Jay Lennartson – Taking the Classroom to New Heights

Dr. Lennartson is one of the feature stories on UNCG’s main webpage.  If you click on the picture it takes you […]

Tommy Patterson publication

Congratulations to Tommy Patterson for his publication in Castanea .  His paper, “Stand dynamics influence masting/radial growth relationships in Pinus […]

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Khaula Alkaabi

I received my MA in Applied Geography at UNCG in 2004, and my PhD in 2010.  Currently, I am an […]

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