Chair: Nathaniel Weston, Ph.D.
Program Director: Stephen Strader, Ph.D.
Office Location: Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
The Department of Geography and the Environment offers B.A. degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies, and a B.S. in Environmental Science. The department also offers minors in Geography and Sustainability Studies. The department’s overarching objective is to integrate the disciplines of geography and environmental science to seek an understanding of human and environmental patterns, the processes that produce those spatial patterns, and salient human and environmental problems that face modern society. The department has three teaching and five research labs; and the department has a full suite of state-of-the-art geospatial software and equipment.
MINOR (16 credits)
The geography minor is open to all students and requires 5 courses and 16 credits, and it is designed for students who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge of the world with a distinctive yet flexible program of courses encompassing the relationship between the environment and society. The minor enables students to develop a coherent strategy for understanding and explaining the manner in which people and the Earth interact.