The Department of Geography was established in 1945 and currently has over 50 graduate students and 75 undergraduate majors. We are housed in the W. M. Keck Geosciences Center located in Boettcher Center West. Our facilities and equipment are state of the art. The department maintains three geographic information systems laboratories, a GPS base station, a computer cartography laboratory, a USDA approved soil/sediment laboratory, a weather and climate laboratory with real-time weather data reception capabilities, a remote sensing laboratory, and equipment to support the field components of classes and research. Instructional facilities include multimedia teaching classrooms, national and international field trips, and the Mt. Evans Alpine Research station just 45 minutes from campus for the study of mountain environments.
The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to help students develop scientific understanding of environmental issues in a program offering maximum flexibility in balancing technical and social solutions to environmental problem solving. Students completing this degree are prepared for a variety of careers including environmental conservation, resource management, and environmental policy; they are also well prepared for graduate school and law school.
Graduate programs offered at the University of Denver's Department of Geography include: Master of Arts, Geography; Master of Science, Geographic Information Science; and Doctor of Philosophy.
Source: Department Website July 2010