Welcome to the Department of Geography!
Geography is connected in some way to almost everything we do in life.
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).