Geography brings together elements of both the physical and social sciences to understand the spatial distribution of phenomena, how and why places differ from one another, and how people interact with their environment. While human geography is largely concerned with the cultural, economic, historical and political processes that shape society and the human landscape; physical geography is largely concerned with the geomorphology, hydrology, climatology, and biogeography of the environment.
The Geography Program provides students with critical thinking skills, specific geographic expertise, and the research experience needed to meet real world challenges. While maps are at the heart of any geographic analysis; geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and global positioning have revolutionized the field of geography, environmental science and the study of human-environment interaction. The Geography Program offer students the education, technical skills and hands-on-experience needed to address many of the problems facing our modern society.
Source: Department Website July 2015