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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Department honors two retiring faculty members

On Thursday, May 4th, faculty, staff, and friends of the Department of Geography came together for a reception to mark […]

Russell Smith (PhD 2007) featured in WSSU story on academic excellence

Russell Smith (PhD 2007) was recently featured prominently on the Winston Salem State University website regarding his research on race and […]

David Perkins (Ph.D. 2015) has a new job

David Perkins has recently been hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Geology and Planning at Missouri […]

Dr. Johnson receives ABS Book Award in San Francisco

Dr. Corey Johnson was recently at the annual meeting of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) in San Francisco where […]

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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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