University of North Dakota - Department of Geography

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The Department of Geography offers major and minor programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Geography major can provide a traditional liberal arts education, or preparation for a career as a professional geographer. The principal programs of study include human geography, physical geography, regional geography, geographic education and geographic techniques.

The Geography Department graduate program includes both thesis and non-thesis options leading to the M.A. and M.S. degrees. The principal areas of concentration are community and urban development, environmental geography, geographic education, and geographic techniques. The graduate program provides an opportunity for close student-faculty interaction, easy access to current computer technology and field equipment, a broad liberal arts academic setting, and an abundant number of research topics within the northern Plains, Prairie Provinces, and The Middle East. 

To keep up with the national demand for qualified GISc professionals, the University of North Dakota has launched an online Geographic Information Science (GISc) Graduate Certificate Program. It gives you a solid theoretical foundation in GISc and the state-of-the-art technical skills needed for a successful career in GISc.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Physical Geography, Remote Sensing
  • Degrees: Certificate, BS, MA, MS, Online
  • State: North Dakota
  • City: Grand Forks
  • Phone: (701) 777-3000