Michigan State University - Department of Geography

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The Department of Geography at Michigan State University is one of 12 degree-granting units in the College of Social Science. Housed in the Geography Building, the Department has over 30 faculty, 70 graduate students, 80 undergraduate majors, and 130 undergraduate minors. Faculty and student research centers on such topics as people-environment relationships, climate, geographic information science, soils-geomorphology, urban structure, and global change. The spatial extent of these research interests range from local to global in such places as Kenya, Brazil, the Great Lakes, China, and Michigan.

The Department offers Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Geography and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Geographic Information Science with a wide range of courses and state-of-the-art facilities. The Department also houses the Remote Sensing and GIS Research and Outreach Services unit that conducts numerous contract and grant activities. 

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Environmental Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Political Geography, Regional Geography, Remote Sensing, Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards, Spatial Analysis
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Michigan
  • City: East Lansing
  • Phone: (517) 355-4649