University of Oklahoma - Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

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The Department of Geography offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. We have about 75 undergraduate majors, dozens of minors, and about 55 graduate students. The Department has a long-standing reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and service to the University and the discipline of geography. Our particular strengths include cultural and historical geography, political geography, sustainability, physical systems, regional studies, and geographic information science. Our faculty members are nationally respected scholars and award-winning teachers. Our graduate and undergraduate majors come from across Oklahoma, throughout the United States, and around the world. We maintain collaborative links in research and teaching with faculty and students in many departments across the University.

As a small department within a major research university, we provide our students with considerable personal attention while taking advantage of the many cultural and technical resources associated with our diverse and vibrant intellectual community. All of our undergraduate and graduate advising is done by faculty members who invest considerable time in getting to know students personally and treating each as an individual. We strongly encourage our students to develop themselves professionally through publication, attendance and presentation at professional meetings, field study, internships, and study-abroad opportunities. Our Geography Club, Association of Geography Graduate Students, and Student Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing are highly active student organizations which sponsor a wide variety of professional development, community service, and social activities.

The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma also offers two degrees in GIS:  Bachelor of Arts in Geographic Information Science and Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science.  The Geoinformatics Program uses geographic data to map, model, and analyze various problems related to geography and meteorology.  

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Political Geography, Regional Geography, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MA, PhD
  • State: Oklahoma
  • City: Norman
  • Phone: (405) 325-5325