Did you know that almost everything we do in life is connected to geography in some way?
In the Department of Geography and Meteorology, we offer hands-on learning opportunities, including the chance to chase storms, travel to Central Europe, and conduct research with faculty. We also offer small class sizes and a supportive environment especially for freshman, with state of the art facilities.
Geography as a science is distinguished by the spatial approach to understanding the mechanisms of the world’s physical and human environments and the linkages between them.
This science breaks into two areas: human and physical geography.
- Human geographers study subjects such as how humans use and perceive space and how they create and maintain places.
- Physical geographers look at physical aspects such as patterns of climate, landforms, soils and water. Physical geographers also forecast weather and analyze plans for forests and wetlands.
Both human and physical geographers develop skills in cartography (mapmaking), geographic information systems (GIS), and interpretation of satellite images (remote sensing).
We Have a New Major
Starting in the Fall of 2017, we have a stand-alone major in meteorology and climatology. This replaces the operational meteorology and climatology-professional track in Option 4.
Operational Meteorology and Climatology-General Track has been renamed to Meteorological Studies and will remain in Option 4.
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