New Mexico State University - Department of Geography

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The Department of Geography at New Mexico State University is committed to preparing students for graduate study and professional careers by providing them with geographic educational experiences of the highest quality; to conducting research on issues of social and environmental relevance; and to serving the university, the community, the state, and the discipline.

The Department offers several degrees.  At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography with a concentration in either Human-Environment Relationships (HER) or Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T); a Minor in Geography; and a Minor in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T). At the graduate level, the Department offers a thesis- and residency-based Master of Applied Geography (MAG) degree as well as a Graduate Minor in GIS&T.

Faculty and graduate student research interests range broadly, including the sustainability of drylands; international border water resource policy, land cover and land use dynamics in savannas, grasslands, and deserts; landscape ecology; biogeography; geomorphology; avian ecology; remote sensing, GIS; species distribution modeling; geography education; transportation planning, community development, environmental planning, cultural geography; natural resource management; mobility; and climate variability and climate change.

Source: Department Website June 2015

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Human Geography, Remote Sensing
  • Degrees: BS, MA
  • State: New Mexico
  • City: Las Cruces
  • Phone: (575) 646-3509