University of California - Santa Barbara - Department of Geography

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UCSB Geography is internationally recognized as one of the largest and highest ranked Departments of Geography in the world, and our faculty routinely win the most prestigious awards in their fields. Diamond-Graham ranked Geography number one for the number of citations/awards for a given department or program divided by the number of program faculty in 1995; in its last rankings, the National Research Council placed us number four in the nation, based upon reputation by peer review - the highest NRC ranking of any department at UCSB; in 2008, the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked us number two in the nation on its “Top Research Universities Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index”; and phds.org  currently ranks us the number one “large, prestigious program” among Departments of Geography in the USA.

The UCSB Geography Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Arts (MA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The UCSB Geography Department has 26 members of faculty, 10 affiliated faculty who are based in other departments, 13 administrative staff, 4 research staff, approximately 75 graduate students, over 150 undergraduates, and an extended family of Alumni and Donors.

Source: Department Website June 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, Spatial Analysis
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MA, PhD
  • State: California
  • City: Santa Barbara
  • Phone: (805) 893-3663