University of Iowa - Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences

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Our undergraduate program offers students a major or minor in geography that provide the breadth of knowledge needed to understand contemporary social and environmental problems and the skills needed to work on issues related to environmental monitoring and policy, climate change, ecosystem processes, sustainability, public health, international development, geographic information systems, and more.

Our graduate program is focused on the environmental consequences of human decisions on local, regional, and global scales and the application of GIScience to the study of these consequences. We provide leading-edge educational and research experience for professional and research-oriented graduate studies in GIScience, environmental change, health and society, and international development. 

The Geographical and Sustainability Sciences department works closely and is affiliated with various centers, departments, and researchers across campus including The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), the college of Public Health, International Programs, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Biology, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and Iowa Geological Survey. Faculty research is supported by grants from the US National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and many others.

Source: Department Website July 2015

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Environmental Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Political Geography, Regional Geography, Remote Sensing, Sustainability, Cartography, Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards, Spatial Analysis, Geodesy and Surveying
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MA, PhD
  • State: Iowa
  • City: Iowa City
  • Phone: (319) 335-0151