Texas State University - Department of Geography

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As a geography major at Texas State, you can choose a program of study through which you can earn a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree.  Three certificates are available at Texas State:  Geographic Information Science, Water Resource Policy, and Interpretive Environmental Geography.  Our graduate programs offer a wide range of research areas which prepare students for successful careers in federal, state and local agencies and in the private sector.

The university provides an outstanding place to study both the physical and cultural elements of geography in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions. The opportunities and challenges associated with this rapid population growth provide real-world examples for geography students interested in studying the cultural-human aspects of urban and regional land-use planning, as well as the environmental issues associated with growth and development. 

We have state-of-the-art facilities to provide students with geographic information technology skills including GIS (geographic information systems), GPS (global positioning system), and remote sensing. Geographers use these tools to locate, inventory, analyze and present spatial data providing a geographic perspective for decision-making and problem-solving. 

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Environmental Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Political Geography, Regional Geography, Remote Sensing, Sustainability, Cartography, Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards, Spatial Analysis
  • Degrees: Certificate, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD
  • State: Texas
  • City: San Marcos
  • Phone: (512) 245-2170