Department of Geography
The science of place and space
If you are new to geography, then you might be surprised at what, and how much we do. Geographers utilize high-tech tools to discover and explain spatial patterns in the natural and human worlds. We are active in the study of global warming, natural hazards, globalization, homeland security, rural and economic development, disease outbreaks and much more.
We still make maps, of course; but these days you aren't likely to see a geographer hunched over a drafting table. We use space-based technology and cutting-edge computer technology to create digital maps and interactive representations of the Earth and people.
Shape Your Future
With UNI geography, the opportunities to step out of the classroom are endless! The program places a strong emphasis on internships, community partnerships and funded research opportunities.
Our technology-driven coursework is focused on exploring and solving modern-day issues.
Faculty within the Department of Geography are knowledgeable, respected, passionate and, above all, dedicated to your success. UNI’s smaller class sizes lead to more opportunities to get to know your professors and work closely with them. Whether you need help preparing for your next paper or exam, grad school recommendations or career advice ... your geography professor will be there to support you.