Northeastern Illinois University - Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

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The Department offers three degreed programs and two Certificates. There are undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Geography and in Environmental Studies, a graduate M.A. in Geography & Environmental Studies, and five-course Certificate programs and the undergraduate and the graduate level. The department also offers a minor in Geography & Environmental Studies, and a minor certification for Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Read more about these programs by selecting the appropriate Program link, to the left.

The Geography degree emphasizes standard geograpic courses in physical geography, human geography, regional geography, and techniques including Computer Cartography and Geographic Information Systems. Environmental Studies in the department emphasizes the interface between the human and natural environments, and concentrates on resource management, natural area management and interpretation, and environmental problems, policy and regulation. Both geography and environmental studies span the human and natural sciences, and therefore come together nicely for a graduate M.A. in G&ES.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Environmental Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Regional Geography, Remote Sensing, Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards, Spatial Analysis
  • Degrees: Certificate, BA, MA
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Chicago
  • Phone: (773) 442-5640