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Welcome to Geography and Geosciences

The Department of Geography and Geosciences offers you top-notch educational opportunities. Our coursework prepares you for advanced degree work or post-graduate employment in geography, geographic information science (GIS), earth and atmospheric sciences, and urban and regional planning.

As a student-centered department, the faculty concentrates on high-quality teaching and advising and active engagement in undergraduate research while maintaining an open-door policy.

Facilitating hands-on learning, many students work with the department’s outreach organization, the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative.

Meet the Geography and Geosciences Department faculty and staff.

Our Academic Programs

The departmental program emphasizes geographic concepts, techniques, skills and their application to the solution of environmental, land-use and public planning problems. In addition to our undergraduate program, we offer a graduate M.S. in GIS Management, which was ranked the No. 1 online master’s GIS program nationally.

Learn more about the programs offered by our department:

  • Geography major with tracks in:
    • General Geography
    • Atmospheric Science
    • Physical Geography
    • Human Geography
    • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Earth Science major with tracks in:
    • General Earth Science
    • Atmospheric Science
    • Secondary Education
In our department, we really value students obtaining real-world experience in their major. This is what makes them marketable. The fact that 70 percent of our students had an internship tells me we are doing our job to plug these students into their field of study.
Arthur J. Lembo Jr. Geography and Geosciences Department Faculty

You Have Questions – We Have Answers

Our prospective majors usually have the following questions, so we’ve taken the time to answer them for you.

Student and Alumni Resources

Scholarship Information

  • 1 BestCollege Reviews.com National Ranking
  • 3 Dedicated Department Scholarships
  • 4 Degree Programs

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